Media Release – 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist Announced 

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The following shortlist represents the finest of Alberta book publishing as determined by leading professionals in the book industry from across Canada, and showcases the wide range of Alberta-published books. 

This year, jurors evaluated 63 submissions from Alberta publishers across 14 different categories. The “Douglas Barbour Award for Speculative Fiction,” (formerly the Speculative Fiction Book of the Year Award) was renamed in 2021 to honour Douglas Barbour. Douglas was a tireless supporter of Alberta’s book publishing community and a huge fan of this genre of book. 

The BPAA will also be awarding the “Lifetime Achievement in Publishing Award” to an individual who has made a tremendous contribution to the world of books in Alberta.

The winners of the 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be announced at a gala reception at the Hotel Arts in Calgary on September 16, 2022. The gala is open to the public and more information on how to purchase tickets will be shared on the BPAA website in mid July. Leading up to the gala, the featured categories and shortlisted titles will be highlighted on Facebook and Twitter. Follow along and join in the conversation using the hashtags #ABPubShortlist and #ABPubAwards.


For more information contact: 

Kieran Leblanc, Executive Director

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