This Spring has been very good to the University of Alberta Press and to our authors. The expected warm weather with sunshine and green grass did not arrive, but the news of winning and shortlisted book and of bestsellers sure made us smile!
100 Days [Juliane Okot Bitek] won not just one, but two design awards in the AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show in the Poetry and in the Jackets & Covers category. Book and cover design by Alan Brownoff. It is also on the shortlist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize along with Sleeping in Tall Grass by Richard Therrien.
Three UAP books made it to the Finalist lists of the INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. Farm Workers in Western Canada [Shirley A. McDonald and Bob Barnetson, Editors] in the Political Science category, 100 Days [Juliane Okot Bitek] in the Poetry category, and Crow Never Dies [Larry Frolick] in the Adventure & Recreation category.
Rising Abruptly [Gisèle Villeneuve] is shortlisted for the Writers’s Guild of Alberta‘s Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction, and one of her short stories is on the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story shortlist. Rising Abruptly is also on the longlist of the Edmonton Public Library’s Alberta Readers’ Choice Award.
We are closing April with having 5 of our books that were featured at Literary Cocktails, on the Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list: