Submitted by Annick on
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 12:10pm

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia is proud to announce the shortlist for the 2014 East Coast Literary Awards.

J. M. Abraham Poetry Award:

Mary Dalton (NL), Hooking (Signal Editions)

Don Domanski (NS), Bite Down Little Whisper (Brick Books)

Sue Goyette (NS), Ocean (Gaspereau Press)


Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award:

John DeMont (NS), A Good Day’s Work (Doubleday)

Richard Foot (NS), Driven (Goose Lane)

Stephen Kimber (NS), What Lies Across the Water (Fernwood)


Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award:

Shashi Bhat (NS), The Family Took Shape (Cormorant Books)

Ed Kavanagh (NL), Strays (Killick Press)

William Kowalski (NS), The Hundred Hearts (Dundurn)


The East Coast Literary Awards
celebrate and promote excellence in writing from Canada’s Atlantic region. Award jurors had the unenviable task of deliberating 64 submitted titles by writers from all four Atlantic provinces in order to select the nine finalists

Winners will be announced at the East Coast Literary Awards presentation in Halifax on September 20, following a series of public events and readings celebrating the shortlisted writers.