The nominees for the 2016 Atlantic Book Awards were announced last night at a fundraiser at the Halifax Central Library. Included this year in the thirteen prize categories is a new award named for the late Alistair MacLeod. Endorsed by the MacLeod family, the Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction honours the best short fiction from Atlantic Canadian authors. Three titles have been named to the shortlist, including Knife Party at the Hotel Europa by Mark Anthony Jarman.
Excellence in the Canadian museum sector was celebrated in Halifax last night at the 2016 Canadian Museums Association (CMA) Awards. Amongst the work recognized was From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia, co-published by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Dulwich Picture Gallery, and Goose Lane Editions, which received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Research – Art. The CMA jury was unanimous in their recognition of the publication’s national significance and achievement.Read more →
The shortlist for the 2015/2016 Donner Prize, the award recognizing the best public policy book by a Canadian, was announced Wednesday in Toronto. Said Alan Gotlieb, Chairman of the Donner Canadian Foundation, “These five finalists offer compelling, timely, and thought-provoking contributions to the public policy discourse in our country. Each of these books deserves celebration and wide readership.”Read more →