Here is the third and final category of 2021 to be recognized: Poetry. The seven selections below, as with our Best Fiction and Best Non-Fiction lists, were chosen by our team of contributors.
To complement our “Best Fiction of 2021” list, we will now turn our attention to the best non-fiction of the year. The eight selections below are based on the recommendations of The Miramichi Reader’s fine team of contributors.
Selected by guest editor Diane Schoemperlen, the 2021 edition of Best Canadian Stories continues not only a series, but a legacy in Canadian letters.
It has been a watershed year for Atlantic Canadian Books. You will find 180 of them in the #GiftAtlantic collection. The books there cover all genres and age ranges, with dozens of choices in each category. Distilling this down to 10 standout ones is a herculean task,
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.
The much-anticipated Atlantic Book Awards shortlist has been announced and The Miramichi Reader has reviewed a good portion of them over the past year or so. Thirteen, to be exact! Here are all the categories with links to the reviews. Congrats to all those that made this list!
Escape between the pages of a book this season with our roundup of page-turning fiction and timely non-fiction coming out over the next few months in 2021.
2020 was a year like no other. As we start 2021 and look forward to the 20th edition of Canada Reads, we are reminded that books can be a safe place to go when times are tough.
In Frances Boyle's short story collection Seeking Shade, nuanced characters endure trauma, evolution and epiphany as they face challenges, make decisions, and suffer the inevitable consequences.
In his first poetry collection If You Discover A Fire from Brick Books, Shaun Robinson spins out poems that describe, in precise detail, a faded and fallen world.