Dartmouth Book Awards

DARTMOUTH BOOK AWARDS

Established in 1988, the Dartmouth Book Awards honour Nova Scotia literature and recognize the valuable contribution writers make to our cultural heritage.

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2024 Nova Scotia Book Awards ceremony

The Nova Scotia Book Awards ceremony will be presented on Monday, June 3, at Brightwood Golf & Country Club in Dartmouth in a ceremony hosted by spoken-word artist and author Andre Fenton.

Shortlists for 2024 Dartmouth Book Awards

Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction)

Charlene Carr, Hold My Girl (HarperCollins)

Leo McKay Jr., What Comes Echoing Back (Vagrant Press)

Amanda Peters, The Berry Pickers (HarperCollins) 

 

George Borden Writing for Change Award (Nonfiction)

Ray Cronin, Alan Syliboy: Culture is our Medicine (Gaspereau Press)

Heather Fegan, Gutsy: Living My Best Life with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (Nimbus Publishing)

Jen Powley, Making a Home: Assisted Living in the Community for Young Disabled People (Roseway Publishing) 

 

Margaret and John Savage First Book Award (Fiction)

Amanda Peters, The Berry Pickers (HarperCollins)

Shelley Thompson, Roar (Nimbus Publishing)

Michelle Wamboldt, Birth Road (Nimbus Publishing)

 

Margaret and John Savage First Book Award (Nonfiction)

Brandon Doucet, About Canada: Dental Care (Fernwood Publishing)

Heather Fegan, Gutsy: Living My Best Life with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (Nimbus Publishing)

Karen Pinchin, Kings of Their Own Ocean: Tuna, Obsession, and the Future of our Seas (Knopf Publishing)

 

See the Nova Scotia Book Awards website for other shortlists in this year’s Nova Scotia Book Awards.

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