Goose Lane Editions is ecstatic to announce that not one, not three, but SIX of our amazing titles have been nominated for awards in the past week!
Some Hellish is a finalist for the Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
Nicholas Herring’s debut novel Some Hellish is one of five finalists for the Atwood Gibson Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize. Named after its co-founders, this prize is awarded to the best Canadian novel or short-story collection every year.
“What Cormac McCarthy did for cowboys and horses, Nicholas Herring does for fishermen and boats in his novel Some Hellish. With a deep knowledge of the Island and a passion for the language of work, Herring’s voice is droll and philosophical, ribald and poetic. the age-old story of humans versus nature finds a fresh cadence as Herring trawls the seas for body and soul. there is a dark beauty within this story, and it will make the reader’s heart sing.” — Jury Citation
The winner of the Atwood Gibson Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize
will be announced on November 2, 2022.
Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water is a finalist for the Banff Mountain Book Competition in Environmental Literature
The Banff Mountain Book Competition celebrates mountain literature in all forms with eight awards spanning from Mountain Fiction & Poetry to Guidebooks. Kazim Ali’s book Northern Light is one of three finalists for the Environmental Literature award sponsored by the Canadian Mountain Network.
In mid-October, a shortlist of award winners eligible for the Grand Prize, the Phyllis and Don Munday Award, will be announced. The Grand Prize will be awarded on November 3, 2022, at the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival.
Constant Nobody is longlisted for the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards Fiction Award
Michelle Butler Hallett’s novel Constant Nobody is one of six books to be longlisted for the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards Fiction Award this year. These awards are presented annually and are dedicated to recognizing the excellence of writing by writers residing in the province.
The shortlist for the award will be announced on Friday, September 23, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 5.
On Borrowed Time: North America’s Next Big Quake is shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
Gregor Craigie’s book On Borrowed Time has been shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. These prizes are awarded to a Greater Victoria author for the best book in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.
The winner of the prizes will be announced on Wednesday, October 12 at their annual gala.
Christi Belcourt is shortlisted for the First Nation Communities READ Award
Christi Belcourt, the first book to be dedicated to the Métis visual artist’s work, has been shortlisted for the First Nation Communities READ Award in the adult category.
Beginning in 2003, First Nation Communities READ is an annual campaign by the First Nation public library community in Ontario. The awards celebrate work written or illustrated by First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors and artists.
Anything But a Still Life: The Art and Lives of Molly Lamb and Bruno Bobak is a finalist for the Ottawa Book Award in English Non-Fiction
Nathan M. Greenfield’s book Anything But a Still Life is a finalist for the Ottawa Book Award in English Non-Fiction. This award recognizes outstanding published works of non-fiction including biographies, memoirs, cultural histories, literary journalism, and essays. Since 1985 this award has gone to the best book published the previous year in each respective category.
The Ottawa Book Awards ceremony will take place on October 19 at Meridian Theatres.