Biblioasis: Recent Award Nominations!


The Affirmations by Luke Hathaway has been shortlisted for the Atlantic Book Awards’ 2023 J.M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award! The shortlist was announced on April 12, 2023, and can be read here.

The winner will be revealed at the Atlantic Book Awards Gala at the Halifax Central Library on Wednesday, June 7. Tickets ($20) are available online here.

Grab your copy of The Affirmations here.


The Day-Breakers by Michael Fraser has been longlisted for the LCP’s 2023 Raymond Souster Award! The longlist was announced on April 6, 2023, and can be seen here.

The Raymond Souster Award is given for a book of poetry by a League of Canadian Poets member, and carries a $2,000 prize. The shortlist will be announced on April 20, 2023, and the winners on May 4, 2023.

The Day-Breakers also made the poetry longlist for the 2023 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature! Read the full list here.

Grab your copy of The Day-Breakers here.


The Music Game by Stéfanie Clermont, translated by JC Sutcliffe, is a finalist for the 2023 French-American Translation Prize! The finalists were announced on March 22, and can be read here.

The Translation Prize honours exceptional English translations of French works of fiction and nonfiction published in the United States. The winning translator in each category will receive a $10,000 award generously funded by the Florence Gould Foundation. Winners will be announced in May 2023 and will be honored at an awards ceremony in late May.

Get your copy of The Music Game here.


Try Not to Be Strange: The Curious History of the Kingdom of Redonda by Michael Hingston has been shortlisted for the 2023 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize! The shortlisted was announced on April 5, 2023, and can be seen here.

The prize recognizes Edmonton writers based on a book that was published in the past year, and the winning author receives a prize of $10,000. Winners will be announced at the awards presentation on Wednesday, May 3 at 7 pm at the Westbury Theatre. To RSVP, email

Get your copy of Try Not to Be Strange here.