The Miramichi Reader's "The Very Best!" Book Awards are all new for 2021. Four categories, four winners and four honourable mentions. The winners were also selected by an external jury (aside from the Non-fiction category which was overseen by James). All judges expressed how hard it was to narrow each or their respective categories down to two, not to mention having to pick one winner. Congrats to all of the 'chosen ones' as well as the authors whose books appeared on the 2021 longlist.
Ronan O'Driscoll's novel follows two people on the autism spectrum--one the child of the narrator, and the other a boy confined to a Poor Farm in Nova Scotia in the 19th century.
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Halifax Public Libraries have partnered with the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association on a Read Atlantic project, launching a new collection of 100 Atlantic-published eBooks that are more accessible than ever.
Bright with Invisible History gathers a selection of poetry, short stories, journal entries, book reviews, and other prose by a remarkable man. William Bauer’s writings are full of affection for the puzzling and often humorous behaviour of human beings. He catches both the strangeness and the pathos of our lives.
Tara Borin is a graduate of the Writer’s Studio Online with Simon Fraser University. Their debut collection, The Pit, was published in the spring of 2021 by Nightwood Editions.
An excerpt from Stella's Carpet by Lucy E. M. Black, coming out in the fall.
The winners of the Fourth Annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction have been determined.
When Ydessa Bloom’s husband dies in a Cessna crash in a mid-Ontario lake, she rents a cottage at that lake, without really comprehending why, and stays for three months. There she meets three people who will influence her life dramatically—her landlady, a yoga teacher, and a precocious eight-year-old boy named Henry Rattle.
It was an enjoyable evening spent chatting with other authors and publishers online at the Atlantic Book Awards Gala on the evening of May 13th, 2021.
On a warm August evening in 1905, a 12-year old boy is shot in the back and killed near the Orford Mountain Railway construction site in rural Quebec.