The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards and the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. This year’s award winners were announced in an online video release on June 9th. The video is available to watch on our YouTube channel.
This celebration marks the 39th 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. This year, jurors deliberated over 250 submissions to select winners in the following categories.
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.
The winners of the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards are:
The 2021 Alberta Literary Awards Winners
Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature (Sponsored by the Under the Arch Youth Foundation at The Calgary Foundation)
- Alison Hughes (Edmonton) – The Silence Slips In (Orca Book Publishers)