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Andrew Steeves takes home 5 design awards for Gaspereau Press

Andrew Steeves takes home 5 design awards for Gaspereau Press

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Each year the Alcuin Society turns an old phrase on its head, judging books solely by their covers for the annual Excellence in Book Design in Canada competition. This year the society recognized 37 winning titles from 232 entries, from eight provinces and 107 publishers. Among the winners was Gaspereau Press‘s own co-publisher, co-founder and designer Andrew Steeves with 5 prizes. In the poetry category, Steeves…

Vincent Lam, Elaine “Lainey” Lui, George Elliott Clarke and Jill Barber to headline Word on the Street Halifax

Vincent Lam, Elaine “Lainey” Lui, George Elliott Clarke and Jill Barber to headline Word on the Street Halifax

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The 20th annual Word on the Street festival in Halifax Nova Scotia will take place on Sunday September 21st, in partnership with Waterfront Development and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. This year, the festival welcomes acclaimed Canadian authors Vincent Lam, Elaine “Lainey” Lui, George Elliott Clarke, and Jill Barber. Vincent Lam will read from and discuss his first novel, The Headmaster’s Wager, about a Chinese…

Nova Scotia legislature congratulates Debra Komar on her most recent book

Nova Scotia legislature congratulates Debra Komar on her most recent book

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Nova Scotia Premier and MLA for Annapolis, Stephen McNeil, recently moved Resolution 1304 on the floor of the provincial House, which congratulated Goose Lane Editions‘ author Debra Komar on her latest book, The Lynching of Peter Wheeler, and wished her lasting success in the remainder of her book series. The resolution received unanimous consent and appears in the Hansard, the official record of the Nova Scotia…

Help Canadians discover your favourite Atlantic bookstores

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There’s no better place for a book lover to spend an afternoon (or morning or evening, for that matter) than within the walls of an independent bookstore. The Retail Council of Canada is making it easier to find those bookstores across the country, but it needs your help. FindaBookstore.ca aims to map all of Canada’s independent bookstores so you can find the books you crave while…

2014 East Coast Literary Awards shortlist unveiled

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The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia has announced the shortlist for the 2014 East Coast Literary Awards. Here are the nominees: J. M. Abraham Poetry Award: Mary Dalton (NL), Hooking (Signal Editions) Don Domanski (NS), Bite Down Little Whisper (Brick Books) Sue Goyette (NS), Ocean (Gaspereau Press) Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award: John DeMont (NS), A Good Day’s Work (Doubleday) Richard Foot (NS), Driven (Goose Lane) Stephen Kimber…

Tyler Trafford sweeps book awards

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Author Tyler Trafford has swept all three awards for which he was nominated as of this past Friday evening, when 200 authors gathered to celebrate Alberta’s literary achievements at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary. Trafford’s book, Almost a Great Escape: A Found Story is a family memoir about a Second World War love affair between his mother and a Norwegian pilot, and a son’s discovery of his…

Atlantic Book Awards winners for 2014 announced

Atlantic Book Awards winners for 2014 announced

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The winners of the 2014 Atlantic Book Awards were announced on Wednesday night in a ceremony held at the Delta Prince Edward-Prince Edward Island Convention Centre in Charlottetown, PEI. CBC Radio’s Matt Rainnie hosted the sold-out event, which presented the wide range of literary works being produced in Atlantic Canada—from traditional novels to cutting edge fiction, thought-provoking non-fiction and to poetry, and illustrated children’s picture books…