6th annual New Brunswick Book Awards Shortlist

The New Brunswick Book Awards* judges have made their difficult decisions and selected the shortlisted titles for the 6th annual New Brunswick Book Awards! The 6th annual awards ceremony will take place virtually on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m.
(The links below will lead you to our reviews here at TMR and will open in a new window.)

Poetry

Waiting for the Small Ship of Desire, by Allan Cooper (Longlisted for a 2020 “Very Best!” Book Award for poetry at TMR)
Keeping Count, by M. Travis Lane
The Knowing Animals, by Emily Skov-Nielsen

Fiction

Czech Techno by Mark Anthony Jarman
Waiting under Water by Riel Nason
You Were Never Here by Kathleen Peacock

Nonfiction

Teaching at the Top of the World by Odette Barr
Meadowlands: A Chronicle of the Scovil Family by Virginia Bliss Bjerkelund
Restigouche: The Long Run of the Wild River by Philip Lee 

Alice Kitts Memorial Award (Children’s Picture books)

Mi’kmag Alphabet Book written by Shyla Augustine Illustrated by Braelyn Cyr.
We Wear Masks by Marla Lesage
What-Cha-Doing? by Kim Renton and illustrated by Tamara Thiebaux Heikalo

All nominated books were published in 2020 (2019 and 2020 for the children’s book category) and penned by New Brunswick authors.

*THE NEW BRUNSWICK BOOK AWARDS are co-administered and co-sponsored by The Fiddlehead: Atlantic Canada’s International Journal and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick.


James M. Fisher is the owner and editor-in-chief of The Miramichi Reader. The Miramichi Reader (TMR) —Canada’s best-regarded source for the finest in new literary releases— highlights noteworthy books and authors across Canada from coast to coast to coast (est. 2015). James works and resides in Miramichi, New Brunswick with his wife and their dog.

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