Congratulations to all the Fiddlehead authors and friends whose work has been shortlisted for 2020 Alberta Literary Awards and the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize, both administered by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta to recognize the best literary works created or published in 2019 by Alberta and Edmonton authors.
Two authors published recently in The Fiddlehead have been shortlisted in the categories of short nonfiction and short story:
paulo da costa’s “Learning to Shave, Learning to Leave,” published in The Fiddlehead No. 282 (Winter 2020) has been named a finalist for the James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction.
Joelle Tymchuk’s “Last Born,” published in The Fiddlehead No. 280 (Summer 2019) has been named a finalist for the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story.
Billy-Ray Belcourt’s book, NDM Coping Mechanisms: Notes From the Field (House of Anansi), has been named a finalist for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry and for the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize (worth $10,000).
Billy-Ray Belcourt serves as an Advisory Editor for The Fiddlehead and participated in the UNB Reading Series last year.
And two past contributors to The Fiddlehead have been shortlisted for the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction:
Richard Kemick’s book, I Am Herod (Goose Lane Editions).
Richard Kemick published poetry and fiction in The Fiddlehead (Nos. 260, 269, 274), worked as an editorial assistant, and served as one of the poetry judges for our 26th annual literary contest. Read his Fiddlehead interview.
Naomi K. Lewis’s book, Tiny Lights for Travellers (University of Alberta Press).
Naomi Lewis published “The Guiding Light” in The Fiddlehead
(No. 231), held the position of Writer-in-Residence at UNB in 2016, participated in the UNB Reading Series and Odd Sundays, and served as the fiction judge for our 25th annual literary contest.
Congratulations to all 27 finalists whose work represents literary excellence by Alberta authors. See full details for the 2020 Alberta Literary Awards and City of Edmonton Book Prize finalists.