Winners of the 2013 Alberta Book Publishing Awards and Alberta Literary Awards Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EDMONTON (May 26, 2013) – The Writers’ Guild of Alberta(WGA) and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) announced the winners of the 2013 Alberta Book Publishing Awards, and the Alberta Literary Awards. Just over 250 people attended the 2013 Alberta Book Awards Gala, a joint celebration that celebrated excellence and innovation in Alberta writing and book publishing. CBC’s Shelagh Rogers gave an entertaining keynote address, and many authors and publishers were celebrated for their achievements during the past year. Honorable Mayor Stephen Mandel was among the attendees, and Edmonton’s own Todd Babiak served as the intrepid emcee for the evening. The winners of the Alberta Children and Young Adult Book of the Year and the R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature are listed below.

Alberta Children and Young Adult Book of the Year

From Blue to Red
By Ross McIntyre
Tiberius Publishing

R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature
(Supported in Memory of Mary Woodbury)

The Discovery of Longitude
By Joan Marie Galat and Wes Lowe (illus.)
Pelican Publishing Company

For more information, please contact:

Kieran Leblanc
Executive Director
Book Publishers Association of Alberta
780-918-8375
kleblanc@bookpublishers.ab.ca

Nicholas Mather
Communications and Partnerships Coordinator
Writers’ Guild of Alberta
P: (780) 422-8174
E: nmather@writersguild.ab.ca