Short-list announced for P.E.I. Book Awards

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CHARLOTTETOWN – Six Island authors have been short-listed for the biennial P.E.I. Book Awards.

There were 28 books nominated for awards.

Culture Minister Robert Henderson said in a release that the Awards are a great way to promote local artists.

“The Book Awards are a great way to recognize the tremendous talent that exists in the Island’s literary community and to increase the profile of Island authors,” said Henderson.

The 2014 PEI Book Awards will take place in conjunction with the

Atlantic Book Awards on May 21 at the Prince Edward Island Convention Centre. The Atlantic Book Awards are in Charlottetown this year as part of the planned 2014 celebrations.

This year’s P.E.I. Book Award short-list nominees are:

Fiction:

"Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House" by Patti Larsen

"Dirty Bird" by Keir Lowther

"RipTides" New Island Fiction edited by Richard Lemm

Non-Fiction:

"Ni'n na L'nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island" by A.J.B. Johnston & Jesse Francis

"Lionel F. Stevenson Fifty Years of Photographs/ Cinquante ans de

photographie (1962-2012)" by Pan Wendt

"The Master¹s Wife: The Book and the Place" edited by John Flood

Organizations: Prince Edward Island Convention, MacKenzie House

Geographic location: Charlottetown, New Island, Prince Edward Island

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