The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature, part of the 2022 Alberta Literary Awards. This year’s award winners were announced at and in-person gala in Edmonton on June 11th. The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize will be presented at The Calgary Awards on June 15th.
This celebration marks the 40th anniversary of the Alberta Literary Awards and brought together writers from across Alberta.The Alberta Literary Awards were created by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors.
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is the largest provincial writers’ organization in Canada, and was formed in 1980 to provide a meeting ground and collective voice for the writers of the province. Our mission is to inspire, connect, support, encourage, and promote writers and writing, to safeguard the freedom to write and read, and to advocate for the well-being of writers.
For more information, please contact the Writers’ Guild of Alberta by email at email@example.com, or visit writersguild.ca.
Our juries deliberated on more than 300 submissions to select winners. Finalists represent excellence in literary work written by Alberta authors and published or created in 2020-21.
The 2022 Alberta Literary Awards Winners
R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature
(Sponsored by the Under the Arch Youth Foundation at The Calgary Foundation)
- Lorna Schultz Nicholson (Edmonton) – When You Least Expect It, Red Deer Press
The 2022 Alberta Literary Award Sponsors and Supporters
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta gratefully acknowledges the supporters and sponsors of our 2022 Alberta Literary Awards:
Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society
Stephan V. Benediktson
The Haynes Family – In Memory of Dr. Sterling Haynes
Marilyn and Bob Stallworthy
Under the Arch Youth Foundation (at The Calgary Foundation)