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Winners of 2014 Heritage and History Book Awards announced

Winners of 2014 Heritage and History Book Awards announced

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Paul Bowdring and Jennifer Morgan each took home an Award on Tuesday night at the 2014 Heritage and History Book Awards Ceremony. Bowdring won the Fiction Award for The Stranger’s Gallery (Nimbus Publishing). Morgan won the Children’s/Young Adult Literature Award for Almost Home: The Sinking of the SS Caribou (Breakwater Books). Each award came with a $250 cash prize. Sponsored by the Historic Sites Association of…

2014 Heritage and History Book Awards shortlists announced 

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Short lists for the 2014 Heritage and History Book Awards were released today in St. John’s. The Heritage and History Book Awards are given to works that exemplify excellence in the interpretation of the history and heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. Alternating between works of fiction and children’s/young adult literature in even years, and non-fiction and poetry in alternate years, the shortlists are selected from among…

Atlantic Canadian authors on 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award longlist

Atlantic Canadian authors on 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award longlist

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Three Atlantic Canadian authors found themselves nominated for the 2015 IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Awards today, along with 8 other Canadians. Moncton’s France Daigle was longlisted for For Sure, a maze of a novel reflecting on minority cultures and their obsession with language. The book was nominated by the Saint John free Public Library, which wrote of the novel:  For Sure is epic in length, complicated in structure and…

Four books, three authors, one great evening

Four books, three authors, one great evening

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Thursday evening Pottersfield Press celebrated the launch of three new books at The Company House in Halifax, NS. Steven Laffoley read from his latest novel, The Blue Tattoo, set during the time of the Halifax Explosion; David Mossman read from his new history book Going Over, a biography of Titus Mossman, a veteran of the “great War” who served with 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion, the Nova Scotia…

NL’s Michael Harris wins a GG

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Former Newfoundland and Labrador resident Michael Harris took home a Governor General’s Literary Award last night for his book The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection (HarperCollins Publishers). Congratulations! About the book: Only one generation in history (ours) will experience life both with and without the Internet. For everyone who follows us, online life will simply be the air they breathe. Today,…

Share your remembrance

Share your remembrance

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Thank you to all who shared their remembrances with us on Facebook. It was wonderful to hear your stories of family and Remembrance Day gatherings. Kathleen Yeats McCawley will receive the package of books pictured above. *** Remembrance Day is a time to reflect on the past and think about those who donned a uniform for our country. This year, we’re asking you to share your…