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Atlantic Book Awards

The nominations are in for this year’s crop of Atlantic Book Awards, which acknowledge excellence in Atlantic Canadian writing and book publishing. This year, Atlantic Book Festival celebrations will be held May 14–21 in all four Atlantic provinces, leading up to the big awards gala on May 21 at the Delta Prince Edward / PEI Convention Centre in Charlottetown. New this year: the PEI Book Awards join in the fun. Find out more at atlanticbookawards.ca.   Keep Reading

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The Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing

Submissions are now being accepted for The Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing, a $1,000 prize which will be awarded to the author(s) of a published book determined to have had (or to be likely to have) a significant literary, social and academic impact in the areas of the social sciences and humanities. Atlantic-Canada-authored non-fiction titles published in English between November 2012 and October 2013, and widely available through bookstores and libraries, are eligible. For more Information call (902) 563-1955 or e-mail: mike_hunter@cbu.ca.   Keep Reading

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Giller A-listers

The Giller Prize longlist was revealed in mid-September; many of the authors had Atlantic Canadian connections—among them Lynn Coady for her short story collection Hellgoing, (House of Anansi Press), Wayne Grady for his novel Emancipation Day, (Doubleday Canada), Wayne Johnston for The Son of a Certain Woman, (Knopf Canada), Lisa Moore for Caught, (House of Anansi Press), and Michael Winter for Minister Without Portfolio, (Hamish Hamilton Canada). We were particularly thrilled to see that Newfoundland’s Elisabeth de Mariaffi was nominated for her short story collection How To Get Along With… Keep Reading

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Fresh Fish finalists

The shortlist for one of Canada’s most lucrative literary prizes for new authors was announced in early October in St. John’s, NL. The 2013 Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers offers a cash prize of $5,000, and $1,000 in professional editing services for the best unpublished manuscript written by a resident of the province who is not published in book form.The three finalists are Joshua Goudie for his novel, The Art of Dogs, Tracey Waddleton for her short story collection, Send More Tourists, The Last… Keep Reading

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Canada reads top 40

Nova Scotia author Lesley Choyce’s book, The Republic of Nothing (Goose Lane Editions), has made it onto the Canada Reads top 40 list of “books that will change your perspective on the world.” The Top 10 will be revealed on November 12. To find out more, go to cbc.ca/books/canadareads.   Keep Reading

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Order of Canada

Freeman Patterson, photographer and author of Freeman Patterson: Embracing Creation (Goose Lane Editions) has been named to the Order of New Brunswick. Known the world over for his exceptional talent, Patterson has authored numerous books and has influenced a generation of photographers.   Keep Reading

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Harvard man

George Elliott Clarke has been appointed the William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Associate Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard University. He is currently teaching an undergraduate English course that looks at African-Canadian literature and a graduate seminar that offers cross-cultural, transnational readings of Black-authored epic poems, would-be epic poems, and book-length verse-narratives-from Canada, the Caribbean, and the United States.   Keep Reading

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