The Atlantic Book Awards Society has announced the shortlists for the 13 different book prizes that make up the 2020 Atlantic Book Awards. The nominated titles represent a wide range of books from Atlantic Canada—everything from poetry to illustrated children’s books to adult fiction and non-fiction.
Ray Cronin is a writer, editor, and curator. Between 2001 and 2015 he worked at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as both curator and director, and he is the founding curator of the Sobey Art Award. Cronin has been writing about visual arts for magazines and newspapers for almost thirty years. As well as writing a series of “field guides” on Atlantic Canadian artists published by Gaspereau Press, he is the author of Our Maud: The Art, Life and Legacy of Maud Lewis, and the Arts Canada Institute e-books Alex Colville: Life & Work and Mary Pratt: Life & Work...
Gloria Ann Wesley is an award-winning writer and a retired teacher.
Author/illustrator Emma FitzGerald was born in Southern Africa to Irish parents, and did most of her growing up in Vancouver, BC. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Art in Visual Art at UBC, she moved to Halifax, NS where she completed a Masters in Architecture at Dalhousie University.
Janice Landry is a regionally and nationally award-winning writer and journalist whose non-fiction work primarily focuses on mental health and wellness. Her latest book, Silver Linings, focuses on gratitude and resiliency, two key cornerstones in the field of mental health and wellness. Dedicated to her late mother, Theresa Landry, and friend, Audrey J. Parker, who both died while Landry was working on the...
Lindsay R. Ruck, born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is a graduate of Carleton University’s School of Journalism in Ottawa. Since graduating in 2008, she has worked in the marketing, communications and publishing fields. Similar to her grandfather, the late Calvin W. Ruck, she has a deep and abiding respect and affection for her home province of Nova Scotia and recently returned to Halifax, after living in Ottawa for 12 years to further her career as a writer and editor. Her latest book is a biography of Dr. John Savage called Against the Grain (Pottersfield Press).