Alberta Book Publishing Awards

Established in 1994, these annual awards recognize and celebrate the best of the Alberta book publishing industry.

 

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About the awards

Shortlist 2019

Past winners

About the awards

Each year, publishers are selected through a peer jury process in up to 14 award categories. This much-anticipated event draws industry, government and media attention to the world-class excellence of Alberta’s publishing industry.

Submissions for the 2019 awards are now closed, and the shortlist is available here.

Winners 2019

To be announced at the 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Gala on September 13, 2019. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Shortlist 2019

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Book Design

University of Alberta Press
Anarchists in the Academy: Machines and Free Readers in Experimental Poetry by Dani Spinosa
Designer Alan Brownoff
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University of Alberta Press
The Stories Were Not Told: Canada’s First World War Internment Camps by Sandra Semchuk
Designer Alan Brownoff
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NeWest Press
Tar Swan by David Martin
Designer Natalie Olsen: Kisscut Design
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Cover Design

Freehand Books
The Figgs by Ali Bryan
Designer Natalie Olsen: Kisscut Design
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Freehand Books
All of Us In Our Own Lives by Manjushree Thapa
Designer Natalie Olsen: Kisscut Design
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University of Alberta Press
Waiting: An Anthology of Essays edited by Rona Altrows and Julie Sedivy
Designer Alan Brownoff
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University of Alberta Press
Wisdom in Nonsense: Invaluable Lessons from My Father by Heather O’Neill
Designer Alan Brownoff
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Children and Young Adult

Dempster + Craig Books/Robert Wuetherick
Bygumbo
Gwen Molnar and Barbara Hartmann
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Frontenac House
The Little Grey Mouse: A Fable in Fabric
Trudy Cowan
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Siretona Creative
Shopping Cart Boy
Joshua Jordan G.H.
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Trade Fiction

Stonehouse Publishing
Lady Franklin of Russell Square
Erika Behrisch Elce
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NeWest Press
Left
Theanna Bischoff
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Freehand Books
Twin Studies
Keith Maillard
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Trade Non-Fiction

Athabasca University Press
Amma’s Daughters: A Memoir
Meenal Shrivastava
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Freehand Books
Homes: A Refugee Story
Winnie Yeung & Abu Bakr al Rabeeah
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University of Alberta Press
Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard
Jenna Butler
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Historical Society of Alberta
Mon Journal: The Journal and Memoir of Father Leon Doucet O.M.I. 1868-1890
Leon Doucet
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Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry

Frontenac House
Ruba’iyat For the Time of Apricots
Basma Kavanagh
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NeWest Press
That Light Feeling Under Your Feet
Kayla Geitzler
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University of Alberta Press
Welcome to the Anthropocene
Alice Major
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Athabasca University Press
What We Are When We Are
Cvetka Lipus, translated by Tom Priestly
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Scholarly and Academic

Athabasca University Press
American Labour’s Cold War Abroad: From Deep Freeze to Detente; 1945-1970
Anthony Carew
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Brush Education
Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples
Gregory Younging
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University of Alberta Press
Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters
Editors Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell & Christi Belcourt
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University of Alberta Press
Metis Pioneers: Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed
Doris Jeanne MacKinnon
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Learning

Brush Education
Birthing in Good Hands: Holistic Massage for Pregnancy, Labor and Babies
Christine Sutherland
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Brush Education
Essentials of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. Rahim Valani
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Speculative Fiction

Hades Publications
The Bathwater Conspiracy
Janet Kellough
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Tyche Books Ltd.
Fire: Demons, Dragons & Djinns
Editor Rhonda Parrish
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Laksa Media Groups Inc.
Shades Within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured Borders
Editor Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law
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Renegade Arts Entertainment
Sharkasaurus
Spencer Estabrooks
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Mel Hurtig Publisher of the Year

To be announced at the 2019 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Gala on September 13, 2019.

Lifetime Achievement in Publishing

Sharon Budnarchuk, co-owner of Audreys Books.

Past winners

Read winning and nominated titles in eBook format.

2018 Awards

Winners | Shortlist

2017 Awards

Winners | Shortlist

2016 Awards

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2015 Awards

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2014 Awards

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2013 Awards

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2012 Awards

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2011 Awards

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2010 Awards

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2009 Awards

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2008 Awards

Shortlist

2007 Awards

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2006 Awards

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2005 Awards

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2004 Awards

Winners | Shortlist