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2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist

– The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The following shortlist represents the finest of Alberta book publishing as determined by leading professionals in the book industry from across Canada. "At a time in our world when reading and books have never been more important, it’s wonderful to showcase the books published right here in Alberta,” says BPAA executive director, Kieran Leblanc. "Please remember most of these books are accessible through our Read Alberta eBooks Collection, available through public libraries throughout the province.” The winners of the 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be announced in a virtual gala reception. Further details on the virtual gala will be released in the coming weeks.

by Kerry Clare

1st Legion of Utopia

by (author) James Davidge
illustrated by Bob Prodor & Nick Johnson

Inquirer, The

by (author) Jaclyn Dawn

The Red Chesterfield

by (author) Wayne Arthurson

The Student

by (author) Cary Fagan

Intertwined Histories

Plants in Their Social Contexts

edited by Jim Ellis

Power Play

Professional Hockey and the Politics of Urban Development

by (author) Jay Scherer, David Mills & Linda Sloan McCulloch
foreword by Richard Gruneau

South Away

The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels

by (author) Meaghan Hackinen

What You Take with You

Wildfire, Family and the Road Home

by (author) Therese Greenwood

Air Salt

A Trauma Mémoire as a Result of the Fall

by (author) Ian Kinney

Apostrophes VIII

Nothing Is But You and I

by (author) E.D. Blodgett


by (author) Paul Zits

pressure cooker love bomb

by (author) Sharanpal Ruprai

Agnes, Murderess

by (author) Sarah Leavitt

Melting Queen, The

by (author) Bruce Cinnamon

Imperial Standard

Imperial Oil, Exxon, and the Canadian Oil Industry from 1880

by (author) Graham D. Taylor

John Rae, Arctic Explorer

The Unfinished Autobiography

by (author) John Rae
edited by William Barr

Strategies for the MCCQE Part II

Mastering the Clinical Skills Exam in Canada

by (author) Christopher Naugler


Learn to Love Your Screenplay Again

by (author) Josh Miller

Duty, Honour & Izzat

From Golden Fields to Crimson - Punjab's Brothers in arms in Flanders

by (author) Steven Purewal
illustrated by Claude St. Aubin & Christopher Rawlins

The Law is (Not) for Kids

A Legal Rights Guide for Canadian Children and Teens

by (author) Ned Lecic & Marvin A. Zuker

Lillian and Kokomis

The Spirit of Dance

by (author) Lynda Partridge
by (artist) Dave Nicholson
foreword by Chief Stacey Laforme

Knowings and Knots

Methodologies and Ecologies in Research-Creation

edited by Natalie Loveless
contributions by Carolina Cambre, Owen Chapman, Paul Couillard, T.L. Cowan, John Cussans, Randy Lee Cutler, Petra Hroch, Rachelle Viader Knowles, Glen Lowry, Erin Manning, Sourayan Mookerjea, Natasha Myers, Simon Pope, Stephanie Springgay & Sarah E. Truman

Pass Me By: Gone Fishin'

Gone Fishin'

by (author) Kyle Simmers & Ryan Owen

Arctic Smoke

by (author) Randy Schroeder

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