Eight New Brunswickers are in the running for the 2022 Atlantic Book Awards.
The Atlantic Book Awards and Festival released its shortlist of 31 nominees for this year’s awards on April 22.
Fredericton-based publisher Goose Lane Editions leads the list, taking home nine of the nominations.
The New Brunswick nominees are as follows:
- Fredericton author Amber McMillan has been nominated for the Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction for her book, The Running Trees, published by Goose Lane Editions.
- Fredericton author Triny Finlay has been nominated for the J. M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award for her poem, Myself a Paperclip, published by Goose Lane Editions.
- Fredericton author Rebecca Salazar has been nominated for the J. M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award for her poem, Sulphurtongue, published by Penguin Random House.
- Listuguj First Nation author and storyteller Jodie Callaghan is nominated for the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature for her book, The Train, published by Second Story Press.
- Saint-Laurent du Nord illustrator Réjean Roy is nominated for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration for Le Géant du Nord Canadien, published by Bouton d’or Acadie.
- Mount Allison University professor Ardath Whynacht is nominated for the Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing for Insurgent Love: Abolition and Domestic Homicide, published by Fernwood Publishing.
- University of New Brunswick associate professor Gabriel Hrynick is nominated for the Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing for co-authoring, The Archaeology of the Atlantic Northeast, published by University of Toronto Press.
- University of New Brunswick professor David Huebert is nominated for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award — valued at $30,000 — for Chemical Valley, published by Biblioasis.
The awards will be handed out on June 9 as part of the Atlantic Book Awards Festival in Halifax, N.S.
Those interested can watch the awards ceremony via a live stream.
The full list of this year’s nominees can be found here.