The Writers' Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors.
Winners will be announced and awards presented at the Alberta Literary Awards Gala on June 10, 2017 in the Lister Centre at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
The WGA would like to send their congratulations to those who have been placed on this year's Alberta Literary Awards shortlists!
Our juries deliberated on more than 220 submissions to select the following 24 finalists in eight categories. Finalists represent excellence in literary work written by Alberta authors and published or created in 2016. We encourage you to check out these fantastic titles!
The 2017 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist
R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature (Picture Books)
Paige Feurer (Calgary) - And Then It Rained on Malcolm, Sky Pony Press
Georgia Graham (Lacombe) - Cub’s Journey Home, Red Deer Press
Alison Hughes (Edmonton) - What Matters, Orca Book Publishers
James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction
Austen Lee (Edmonton) - “Among Cougars and Men,” Glass Buffalo
Omar Mouallem (Edmonton) - “Welcoming Omar Khadr,” University Affairs
Shelley Youngblut (Calgary) - “House of Cards,” The Walrus
Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story
Laurie MacFayden (Edmonton) - “Haircut,” Alberta Views
Gisèle Villeneuve(Calgary) - “Nuit Blanche with Gendarme,” University of Alberta Press
Thomas Wharton (Edmonton) - “Bestiary,” Hingston & Olsen