The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2023 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards 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 2022.
There will be Readings with the Finalists for the Alberta Literary Awards in Edmonton and Calgary on April 23 & 25, respectively. More details coming soon on those events!
You are also invited to attend the Alberta Literary Awards Gala in Calgary on Saturday, June 3rd. Happening the same weekend as the WGA Conference: Origins.
Our juries deliberated on more than 300 submissions to select the following 27 finalists in nine categories. Finalists represent excellence in literary work written by Alberta authors and published or created in 2021-22. We encourage you to check out these fantastic titles!
The 2023 Alberta Literary Awards Finalists
R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature (Chapter Books)
(Sponsored by the Under the Arch Youth Foundation at The Calgary Foundation)
- Dena Seiferling (Calgary) — The Language of Flowers (Tundra Books)
- Vivek Shraya (Calgary) — Revenge of the Raccoons (Owlkids Books)
- Charis St. Pierre (Edmonton) — Welcome, Dark (Orca Books Publishers)