2017 Alberta Book Publishing Award finalists announced


2017 Alberta Book Publishing Award finalists announced

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta announced the finalists for the 2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards — and Freehand is thrilled to be in good company with our Alberta publishing colleagues on the list. You can find the full shortlist here. The awards will be presented at a gala reception at the Delta South in Edmonton on September 15, 2017 — tickets are now available at bookpublishers.ab.ca.

Congratulations to our authors, and our fellow nominees!

Book Design

  • University of Calgary Press
    The Frontier of Patriotism: Alberta and the First World War
    edited by Adrianna Davies and Jeff Keshen
    book design by Garet Markvoort
  • Freehand Books
    Perfect World by Ian Colford
    book design by Natalie Olsen, Kisscut Design
  • Athabasca University Press
    Visiting with the Ancestors: Blackfoot Shirts in Museum Spaces by Laura Peers and Alison K. Brown
    book design by Marvin Harder

Trade Fiction Book of the Year

  • Stonehouse Publishing
    Kalyna by Pam Clarke
    editors Julie Yerex & Netta Johnson
  • NeWest Press
    Paper Teeth by Lauralyn Chow
  • University of Alberta Press
    Rising Abruptly by Gisèle Villeneuve
  • Freehand Books
    White Elephant by Catherine Cooper
    editor Barbara Scott
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