Book Awards administered by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) celebrate and promote excellence in writing from Nova Scotia and from Atlantic Canada. The number of titles submitted each year is a testament to the diversity and quality of writing from our region.
Although jurors have the unenviable task of selecting one winner for each award, each year’s shortlists introduce local, national, and international readers to a tremendous body of work and the vibrant culture of the region. WFNS administers and acts as steward for two Nova Scotia Book Awards and three Atlantic Book Awards.
Nova Scotia Book Awards
Denise Flint, Rebecca Rose, Wanda Taylor
Lucas Crawford, Deirdre Dwyer, Asha Jeffers
Atlantic Book Awards
Chad Lucas, Natalie Sampson, Jessica Scott Kerrin
Alice Burdick, Triny Finlay, Matt Robinson
Michelle Butler Hallett, Jacqui Dumas, Joyline Makani
Additional Atlantic Book Awards categories are are administered by the Atlantic Book Awards Society, the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, the Atlantic Publishers Representatives, and others. These non-WFNS categories are listed on the Atlantic Books Awards Society website.