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Harry Baglole receives special honour at Atlantic-PEI Book Awards gala

Harry Baglole receives special honour at Atlantic-PEI Book Awards gala

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The Atlantic Book Awards Society is delighted to announce that well-known Islander, Harry Baglole of Bonshaw, has been honoured with the Society’s inaugural Pioneer Award at the combined Atlantic Book Awards – PEI Book Awards gala, held in Charlottetown May 21st. The Award recognizes Baglole’s path-breaking contribution to PEI writing and publishing, including his instrumental role in establishing one of the Island’s first publishing houses, Ragweed…

2014 Atlantic Book Awards shortlists

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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!

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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

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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

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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!  

Goodbye, Uncle Max

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Author, broadcaster, actor and magician Bruce Armstrong died in Halifax on January 22. Armstrong edited The Encyclopedia of Suspensions and Levitations, and wrote Sanctuary: Halifax’s Parks & Public Gardens 1996 and Touchstones: Encounters With the Spirit of Nova Scotia. He won the Evelyn Richardson Award in 1982 for Sable Island. He was widely known for his role in the late 1960s as Uncle Max on the…

Flanker Press celebrates 20 years

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Flanker Press—which began as a self-publishing venture in 1994 in St. John’s, NL, with the release of Garry Cranford’s book, Newfoundland Schooner Norma & Gladys: Her Story of Industry, Mutiny & Triumph—is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Now located in Paradise, NL, the company has eight full-time employees and has published over 200 books, including many award winners and best-sellers. Congratulations to Flanker! Check out their redesigned…