The Atlantic Book Awards Society is pleased to announce winners of the 2015 Atlantic Book Awards. The winners were announced last night (May 14, 2015) at the Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth, after a weeklong Atlantic Book Awards Festival. The winners of the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature and the Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration are listed below.
Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature
The End of the Line
Written by Sharon E. McKay
Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration
Music is for Everyone
Illustrated by Sydney Smith
Written by Jill Barber
About the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature
The impetus for this $2,000 award came from the late Ann Connor Brimer who was a strong advocate of Canadian children’s literature and saw the need to recognize and encourage children’s writers in Atlantic Canada.
About the Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration
Lillian Shepherd was a long-time buyer for the now-closed independent bookstore, The Book Room in Halifax. This award was established by her many friends to applaud the book that combines Lillian’s love for illustrated children’s books and her affinity for locally produced work. The award that bears her name is sponsored by the Atlantic Independent Booksellers’ Association and the Atlantic Provinces Publishers’ Representatives.
The Board of the non-profit Atlantic Book Awards Society is made up of representatives of the Atlantic Canadian book and writing community. The 2015 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Book Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, Halifax Public Libraries and the sponsorship of the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association/Atlantic Books Today and Chapters/Indigo/Coles.
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