The Historical Fiction category returned in a big way after being absent in 2019. The winners here range from the British Home Child program to Black activism to a historical crime committed in rural Nova Scotia. As with the other categories, it was a shame that the well-stocked shortlist was made shorter!
- GOLD: The Forgotten Home Child by Genevieve Graham (Simon & Schuster Canada)
- SILVER: Exile Blues by Douglas Gary Freeman (Baraka Books)
- BRONZE: Two Crows Sorrow by Laura Churchill Duke (Moose House Publications)