Wednesday 15 April 2015

2015 Atlantic Book Awards: Finalists announced

On April 7, 2015 , the Atlantic Book Awards Society announced the shortlists of nominated titles for its various book prizes.  Winners of the 2015 Atlantic Book Awards will be announced at a special  awards show on Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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This year, the eight Atlantic Book Awards that will be presented are:
  • Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature
  • APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award, sponsored by Friesens
  • Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing, sponsored by Marquis Imprimeur 
  • Dartmouth Book Award for Non-fiction in Memory of Robbie Robertson, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Dartmouth
  • Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing
  • Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction), presented by Boyne Clarke
  • Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration
  • Margaret and John Savage First Book Award
The nominees for the two 2015 Atlantic Book Awards for young readers are listed below.


Jack, the King of Ashes
by Andy Jones
Illustrated by Darka Erdelji
Running Goat Books & Broadsides

Flame and Ashes: The Great Fire Diary of Triffie Winsor, St. John's, Newfoundland, 1892
(Dear Canada)
by Janet McNaughton
Scholastic Canada

The End of the Line
by Sharon E. McKay
Annick Press


Sydney Smith
Music is For Everyone
Written by Jill Barber
Nimbus Publishing

Michael Pittman
Wow Wow and Haw Haw
Written by George Murray
Breakwater Books

Nancy Rose
The Secret Life of Squirrels
Written by Nancy Rose
Penguin Canada

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