Sub­mis­sions in­vited for 2016 Prince Ed­ward Is­land Book Award

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FEATURES/COMMUNITY -

Is­land writ­ers and au­thors are en­cour­aged to sub­mit their work for con­sid­er­a­tion for the Prince Ed­ward Is­land Book Award.

The book award rec­og­nizes the best in pub­li­ca­tions by Is­land au­thors, ed­i­tors and book pro­duc­ers.

“For ev­ery round of book awards, we have a num­ber of high qual­ity books up for con­sid­er­a­tion, and it is great to see Is­land writ­ers suc­ceed­ing and be­ing rec­og­nized for their work,” says Ed­u­ca­tion, Early Learn­ing and Cul­ture Min­is­ter Hal Perry.

Au­thors and pub­lish­ers have un­til March 1 to send in sub­mis­sions for the 2016 Prince Ed­ward Is­land Book Award. The bi­en­nial award has three cat­e­gories: fic­tion, non-fic­tion and poetry.

Sub­mis­sions in each cat­e­gory are as­sessed by an in­de­pen­dent jury for the con­tent, qual­ity of de­sign, and pro­duc­tion.

Books in ei­ther English or French must have been pub­lished in 2014 or 2015 and be writ­ten, cre­ated or edited by an Is­land res­i­dent.

Pre­vi­ous win­ners in­clude the fol­low­ing: Ni'n na L'nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Ed­ward Is­land - Jesse Fran­cis and A.J.B. John­ston; Rip­tides: New Is­land Fic­tion, edited by Richard Lemm; The TWIG Col­lec­tive - A Gath­er­ing of Twigs, edited by P. Susan Buchanan and Mar­got Mad­di­son-Mac­Fadyen.

“The Is­land Book Awards show­case the ex­cel­lence of Is­land au­thors and ed­i­tors, hon­our the most out­stand­ing books and writ­ing and cel­e­brate the pub­li­ca­tion of books on P.E.I., else­where in Canada and abroad, that are cre­ated by Is­lan­ders,” said Richard Lemm, past win­ner and pro­fes­sor of Cana­dian Lit­er­a­ture and Cre­ative Writ­ing at the Univer­sity of Prince Ed­ward Is­land.

“The sub­mis­sions for 2016 will, no doubt, be ev­i­dence of the vi­tal­ity and suc­cess of Is­land writ­ing.”

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