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2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners
The (virtual) event of the season is complete and the winners of the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards have been announced! We’re so excited to share them with you.
These awards, presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA), honour excellence in book publishing in our province across over a dozen categories. Established in 1994, these annual awards are a chance for the Alberta book community to take stock and celebrate all the amazing work that has been accomplished over this unusual and challenging year.
The winners were awarded at a presentation on the BPAA YouTube channel on Friday, September 17. View it here: http://ow.ly/qP0g50G6tka and join the conversation on social media at #ABPubAwards / #ABbooks.
Click here to view a full list of the finalists. Congratulations to this year’s winners!
Children’s & YA
Red Barn Books, for Howdy, I’m John Ware by Ayesha Clough & Hugh Rookwood
Freehand Books, for One Madder Woman by Dede Crane, edited by Deborah Willis
NeWest Press, for In Veritas by C. J. Lavigne
Brush Education, for The Educational Assistant’s Guide to Supporting Inclusion in a Diverse Society by Carole Massing, Bonnie Anderson, and Carol Anderson
Carole Massing , Bonnie Anderson , Carol Anderson
Published: Aug 03, 2020 by Brush Education
Freehand Books, for Watershed by Doreen Vanderstoop
Renegade Arts Entertainment, for Awkward Pause by Ryan Harby
University of Alberta Press, for An Autobiography of an Autobiography of Reading by Dionne Brand
Published: Jan 08, 2020 by University of Alberta Press
Frontenac House, for Borderlands by Mark Vitaris
Scholarly and Academic
University of Alberta Press, for Our Whole Gwich’in Way of Life Has Changed / Gwich’in K’yuu Gwiidandài’ Tthak Ejuk Gòonlih: Stories from the People of the Land by Leslie McCartney and Gwich’in Tribal Council
Leslie McCartney , Gwich’in Tribal Council
Published: Dec 09, 2020 by University of Alberta Press
Book Cover Design
Freehand Books, for The End of Me by John Gould, cover design by Natalie Olsen (Kisscut Design)
Freehand Books, for If Sylvie Had Nine Lives by Leona Theis, book design by Natalie Olsen (Kisscut Design)