Five Freehand titles nominated across four 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards categories


The 2022 ALBERTA BOOK PUBLISHING AWARDS SHORTLIST from the Book Publishers Association of Alberta is here! The awards really showcase how truly excellent the books are that get published here in Alberta. We all measure up to some pretty high standards, making it an engaging ceremony.

Five Freehand titles are shortlisted across four categories! Congratulations to our authors and, in two cases, congratulations to our designer, Natalie Olsen of Kisscut Design.

The TRADE NON-FICTION category includes:
Big Reader by Susan Olding
This Strange Visible Air by Sharon Butala

The TRADE FICTION category includes:
The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont

The BOOK COVER DESIGN category includes:
The Party is Here by Georgina Beaty (designed by Natalie Olsen)

The BOOK DESIGN category includes:
Great Adventures for the Faint of Heart by Cary Fagan (designed by Natalie Olsen)

The winners of the 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be announced at a gala reception at the Hotel Arts in Calgary on September 16, 2022. The gala is open to the public and more information on how to purchase tickets will be shared on the BPAA website in mid-July. Leading up to the gala, the featured categories and shortlisted titles will be highlighted on Facebook and Twitter. Follow along and join in the conversation using the hashtags #ABPubShortlist and #ABPubAwards.

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