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2018 Atlantic Book Awards Shortlists

The Atlantic Book Awards Society is pleased to announce the shortlist for the twelve different book prizes comprising the 2018 Atlantic Book Awards. The nominated titles represent a wide range of books from Atlantic Canada—everything from history to kids’ books. The Awards will be given out in Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, on Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. This year’s Pioneer Award will also be awarded to someone from Nova Scotia who has made a substantial contribution to the literary life of the region.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged atlantic book awards, 2018

Scars and Other Stories

by (author) Don Aker

Barrelling Forward


by (author) Eva Crocker

Peninsula Sinking

by (author) David Huebert

The Painting

by (author) Charis Cotter

Polly MacCauley's Finest, Divinest, Wooliest Gift of All

A Yarn for All Ages

by (author) Sheree Fitch
illustrated by Darka Erdelji

The Memory Chair

by (author) Susan White

The Mill

Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest

by (author) Joan Baxter

The Sea Was in Their Blood

The Disappearance of the Miss Ally's Five-Man Crew

by (author) Quentin Casey

The Halifax Explosion

Canada's Worst Disaster

by (author) Ken Cuthbertson

Nova Scotia at War, 1914-1919

by (author) Brian Douglas Tennyson

Run, Hide, Repeat

A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood

by (author) Pauline Dakin

The Long Way Home

A Personal History of Nova Scotia

by (author) John Demont

A Bird on Every Tree

by (author) Carol Bruneau

The Unlikely Redemption of John Alexander MacNeil

by (author) Lesley Choyce

Everthing We’ve Loved Comes Back To Find Us

by (author) Allan Cooper

I'd Write the Sea Like a Parlour Game

by (author) Alison Dyer

All the Names Between

by (author) Julie McCarthy

Atlantic Animal ABC

by (artist) Angela Doak


A Rebellious Shadow

by (author) Michelle Cuevas
illustrated by Sydney Smith

Town Is by the Sea

by (author) Joanne Schwartz
illustrated by Sydney Smith

Just Jen

Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis

by (author) Jen Powley

Chasing Smoke

A Wildfire Memoir

by (author) Aaron Williams

Crying for the Moon

A Novel

by (author) Mary Walsh

Blood Fable

by (author) Oisín Curran