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The 2017 East Coast Literary Awards Shortlists Released

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The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) has announced the shortlists for the 2017 East Coast Literary Awards (ECLAs).

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March 2017 Top 5 Reads from Atlantic Canada

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Check out the top 5 best-selling books at Chapters-Indigo in each Atlantic province.

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Ami McKay’s Witchy Women

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If I thought for a moment we had achieved true equality in North America, I would question the need for women’s studies, women’s history, women’s writing prizes. If I thought that, I’d be writing about McKay’s novel as a curiosity, one no longer relevant, like so much of the 1800s. Cultural rules don’t change that fast. But they do change.

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Looking back at Canada Reads’ Atlantic connection

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As the final five books going head-to-head in Canada Reads 2016 are announced today, we’re taking a look back at some of the Atlantic Canadian authors who have been featured in the past.

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Where Ami McKay births her books

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“I don’t think that either The Birth House or The Virgin Cure would have turned out the way that they did if I had written them anywhere else. It’s terra-firma for me, a familiar place, home,” says McKay of her rural Nova Scotia home

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Atlantic Book Awards short list announcement and author readings with Jon Tattrie, Valerie Compton, Alexander MacLeod and Ami McKay


Award-winning author Jon Tattrie hosts a conversation with other Atlantic Canadian writers on Tuesday, April 7 at Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library (Spring Garden Road, Halifax) beginning at 7:00 p.m. The literary evening is a fundraiser in support of the Atlantic Book Awards Society. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door, and you can win books at the event. Joining Jon Tattrie in conversation are local authors Valerie Compton, Alexander MacLeod and Ami McKay. There will also be a special presentation by Dalhousie University Creative Writing students…

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