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Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon and M. Travis Lane Take Home the Gold

Last night, Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon and M. Travis Lane took home prizes at the New Brunswick Book Awards. MacKinnon’s national bestseller, Shadow of Doubt: The Dennis Oland Trial, won the NB Book Award for Non-Fiction. Lane’s collected long poems, The Witch of the Inner Wood, edited by Shane Neilson, won the poetry award.

Shadow of Doubt, the story of Richard Oland’s murder and Dennis Oland’s trial, was published in October 2016 and spent several weeks on the national bestseller list. The judges praised MacKinnon’s ability to take a complex story and transform it into a page-turner. Shadow of Doubt has also been shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Crime Writing.

The Witch of the Inner Wood, published to critical acclaim in September 2016, brings together the masterful long poems of M. Travis Lane. Critics have praised the “structural virtuosity of her poems” as well as her “inquisitive, musical, humane, and instantly recognizable voice.” M. Travis Lane was first published in 1973 by Fiddlehead Poetry Books, the predecessor of Goose Lane Editions. She won the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for High Achievement in the Arts in 2016.

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Lucy Jarvis takes the cake!

Book on Lucy Jarvis wins the prestigious Best Atlantic-Published Book of the Year Award

Goose Lane is thrilled to celebrate Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life as the winner of the Best Atlantic-Published Book of the Year, awarded by the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association. The award was announced at the Atlantic Book Award festivities in Halifax on Thursday evening 18 May. We are thrilled to share this honour with Roslyn Rosenfeld and our co-publishing partner, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
The Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association’s award for Best Atlantic-Published Book recognizes the hardworking publishing professionals who bring out new books each season. Each year, the Atlantic Canadian publisher of the printed book which best exemplifies publishing activity in Atlantic Canada receives the award. The Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association Best Atlantic-Published Book Awards has been generously sponsored for the tenth year by Friesens Corporation.

Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life was published in the spring of 2016. Earlier this spring, the book was also nominated as a finalist for the New Brunswick Book Award for Non-Fiction. The NB Book Awards will be celebrated on May 26 in Fredericton.
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Ali Blythe Named Finalist for Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers

The Writers’ Trust of Canada today announced the finalists for the 2017 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers.

Included amongst this year’s finalists is Ali Blythe for his debut poetry collection, Twoism. Part roving eye, part devotion, Twoism challenges notions of identity and self, urging readers to enter rooms that are not their own, to try on clothes and skins that are not quite theirs.
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Book on Lucy Jarvis Named a Finalist for Best Atlantic-Published Book of the Year Award

The Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association has announced that Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life has been named one of three finalists for the Best Atlantic-Published Book of the Year Award. Written by curator-writer Roslyn Rosenfeld, Lucy Jarvis: Even Stones Have Life was published in the spring of 2016 by Goose Lane Editions and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
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What We're Reading (and watching), May 5

Welcome to our weekly roundup of bookish links.
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