Announcing the 2023 Atlantic Book Award Nominees

Hold onto your hats, book lovers, the Atlantic Book Awards are back, showcasing the finest in Atlantic Canadian writing and publishing. 

The books shortlisted for the 2023 Atlantic Book Awards are a testament to the incredible diversity and richness of Atlantic Canadian literature, with everything from poetry to scholarly writing, books for young adults, short stories, adult fiction, and three titles in contention to be named the best Atlantic-published book. 

The winners of the six Atlantic Book Awards will be revealed at the Atlantic Book Awards Gala at Halifax Central Library on Wednesday, June 7.

Here are the nominees: 

Ann Connor Brimer Award for Atlantic Canadian Children’s Literature 

Nicola Davison, Decoding Dot Grey (Nimbus Publishing)
Vicki Grant, Tell Me When You Feel Something (Penguin Random House)
Jo Treggiari, Heartbreak Homes (Nimbus Publishing)

The 2023 Atlantic Book Awards Gala takes place at Paul O’Regan Hall in Halifax Central Library at 7:00 p.m. and will be hosted by journalist, author, and editor Lindsay Ruck (Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians). Tickets ($20) are available online now:

The awards ceremony will also be live-streamed so book lovers across the region and beyond can join in the celebration.