2014 East Coast Literary Awards shortlist unveiled

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

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…

2014 Atlantic Book Awards shortlists

The recipients of the 2014 Atlantic Book Awards will be unveiled tonight (May 21) in Charlottetown! Here is the full list of this year’s Atlantic Book Awards nominees: D250 Atlantic Book Award For Historical Writing The August Gales, by Gerald Hallowell (Nimbus Publishing) The Ballad of Jacob Peck, by Debra Komar (Goose Lane Editions) Black Loyalists, by Ruth Holmes Whitehead (Nimbus Publishing) Atlantic Book Award for…

Goose Lane Editions wins Redgee Award!

The creative team extraordinaire at Goose Lane Editions has won a Redgee Award!The Canadian Regional Design Awards (the Redgees) 2013/14 were announced in Toronto on Monday April 28th to a packed crowd of top designers from across the country in attendance to celebrate the best in Canadian design. Goose Lane’s Creative Director, Julie Scriver, was on hand to pick up the award for Print Design, Best…

Newfoundland’s new alternative newspaper

Atlantic Books Today’s Current Affairs columnist, author Chad Pelley, has earned a reputation as a respected book blogger through his Salty Ink website. Now, after five years online, Salty Ink has closed its (virtual) doors as Pelley turns his efforts to running an alternative newspaper and website in St. John’s, NL. The Overcast covers the book world, music, food, and arts and culture in Newfoundland and…

New blood at Goose Lane

Goose Lane Editions in Fredericton recently welcomed April Penney as its new Publicity Manager. With a commerce degree from Memorial University, Penney has experience in marketing and communications in both the community economic development and food industries. Although she is new to the publishing industry, Penney says she is excited to learn the ropes and immerse herself in Goose Lane’s rich literary culture. Go, April!