2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners

Calgary – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The winners represent the most outstanding work of the Alberta book publishing industry as adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada.

At this year’s awards gala, hosted at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, the industry honoured Douglas Barbour of NeWest Press and David & Rose Scollard of Frontenac House for their lifetime achievements in publishing. We also recognized eBOUND Canada and Shannon Culver for bringing Alberta published books to libraries across the province through the innovative Read Alberta eBooks project.

Also of note was the announcement of additional funding for the book publishers of Alberta through the Alberta Media Fund. The Minister of Culture & Tourism, the Honourable Ricardo Miranda, was on hand to make that announcement. Many thanks to the Alberta Government for this show of support and to the Minister for joining us on this important day in Alberta book publishing.

Book Design Awards

Book Design

NeWest Press

What is Going to Happen Next

Designed by Natalie Olsen

Cover Design

NeWest Press

My True and Complete Adventures as a Wannabe Voyageur

Designed by Vikki Wiercinski

Book of the Year Awards

Children and Young Adult Book of the Year

Tyche Books

Maddie Hatter and the Gilded Gauge

Jayne Barnard

Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry Book of the Year

University of Calgary Press

Fail Safe

Nikki Sheppy

Scholarly and Academic Book of the Year

Athabasca University Press

Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Basin: Archaeology and Paleoenvironments

Brian M. Ronaghan

Learning Book of the Year

Brush Education

Pathology Review & Practice Guide

Edited by Dr. Zu-hua Gao

Speculative Fiction Book of the Year

Laksa Media

Where the Stars Rise

Edited by Lucas K. Law and Derwin Mak

Trade Fiction Book of the Year

Freehand Books

Dazzle Patterns

Alison Watt

Trade Non Fiction Book of the Year

Freehand Books

The Unravelling

Clem Martini and Olivier Martini

Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence

Freehand Books

Dazzle Patterns

Alison Watt

Edited by Rosemary Nixon

Emerging Publisher of the Year

Hingston & Olsen

Special Achievement in Publishing

Shannon Culver, eBOUND Canada

Lifetime Achievement in Publishing

Douglas Barbour, NeWest Press

David and Rose Scollard, Frontenac House

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For more information contact: Kieran Leblanc, Executive Director Book Publishers Association of Alberta Second Floor, Percy Page Centre 11759 Groat Road NW Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6 p: 780.424.5060 c: 780.918.8375 e: kleblanc@bookpublishers.ab.ca