A look at the 2016 Atlantic Book Awards: Fiction

Let's dive back inside the pages of these award-nominated books, starting with some of the fiction titles.

Atlantic Book Awards gala, past year

Celebrating excellence in Atlantic Canadian writing and book publishing with the Atlantic Book Awards

The Atlantic Book Awards will once again honour the best in Atlantic Canadian-written, -illustrated, and -published books. This year the ceremony will take place April 27 at the venerable Capital Theatre in Moncton, New Brunswick, as part of the Frye Festival, Atlantic Canada’s largest literary event.

Atlantic Books Today has had the pleasure of featuring many of the shortlisted books, as well as their creators. Let’s dive back inside the pages of these award-nominated books, starting with some of the fiction titles.

Knife-Party-at-the-Hotel-EuropaKnife Party at the Hotel Europa
by Mark Anthony Jarman
Shortlisted for the Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction and the New Brunswick Book Award for Fiction

Wild PiecesWild Pieces
by Catherine Hogan Safer
Shortlisted for the Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction

RacketRacket: New Writing Made in Newfoundland
Edited by Lisa Moore
Shortlisted for the APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award

Amazing Grace - Lesley CreweAmazing Grace
by Lesley Crewe
Shortlisted for the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction)

What Kills Good MenWhat Kills Good Men
by David Hood
Shortlisted for the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction)

When-the-Saints-Sarah-MianWhen the Saints
by Sarah Mian
Shortlisted for the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction) and the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award

A Stroke in TimeA Stroke in Time
by Gerard Doran
Shortlisted for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award

A Measure of Light

A Measure of Light
by Beth Powning
Shortlisted for the New Brunswick Book Award for Fiction

 

See the full program of Atlantic Book Awards events and list of nominated books.

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Lauren d'Entremont is the managing editor of Atlantic Books Today. Originally from Amherst, NS, she currently lives, writes, and edits in Halifax.

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