R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature Finalists

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2022 Alberta Literary Awards, including the R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature (Chapter Books). 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 2021.

Details for the upcoming Virtual Readings with the Finalists (April 20 & 21), The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize Finalists’ Readings (April 28) and the Alberta Literary Awards Gala (June 11) will be posted online and on social media. Details for the presentation of The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize (June 15) will be available at calgary.ca/calgaryawards.

The juries deliberated on more than 300 submissions to select the following 36 finalists in twelve categories. Finalists represent excellence in literary work written by Alberta authors and published or created in 2020-21. We encourage you to check out these fantastic titles!

R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature (Chapter Books)  
(Sponsored by Under the Arch Youth Foundation at The Calgary Foundation)

  • Larry Loyie (Edmonton) with Constance Brissenden (Edmonton) – Wild Waters: Inside a Voyageur’s World (Indigenous Education Press)
  • Meagan Mahoney (Calgary) – Meranda and the Legend of the Lake (Owlkids Books)
  • Lorna Shultz Nicholson (Edmonton) – When You Least Expect It (Red Deer Press)