The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards and Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize and for The 2020 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards, the City of Edmonton and The City of Calgary recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors.
The WGA would like to send our congratulations to those whose work is among this year’s finalists! We look forward to celebrating your creativity and hard work, and we will do all we can to spread the word about the wonderful writing you did in 2020. Details for the upcoming Virtual Readings with the Finalists and the Alberta Literary Awards Gala will be posted on our website and social media. Details for the presentation of The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize will be available at calgary.ca/calgaryawards.
Our juries deliberated on more than 250 submissions to select the following 30 finalists in ten categories. Finalists represent excellence in literary work written by Alberta authors and published or created in 2020. We encourage you to check out these fantastic titles!
R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature (Picture Books)
(Sponsored by Under the Arch Youth Foundation at The Calgary Foundation)