The Atlantic Book Awards are a suite of 9 literary prizes in categories covering all genres. This year, two books that received rave reviews in The Overcast have unsurprisingly landed on shortlists at the Atlantic Book Awards: Racket: New Writing Made in Newfoundland & Wild Pieces by Catherine Hogan-Safer
Racket is up for the “Best Atlantic-Published Book Award,” while Wild Pieces is up for the “Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction,” alongside Mark Anthony Jarman’s Knife Party at the Hotel Europa and Carole Glasser Langille’s I Am What I Am Because You Are What You Are.
Robert Mellin’s Winter in Tilting: Slide Hauling in a Newfoundland Outport is also up for the “Best Atlantic-Published Book Award.”
The Story of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist by Susan Chalker Browne is on the shortlist for the “Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing,” while A Stroke in Time by Gerard Doran is up for the “Margaret and John Savage First Book Award,” an award won by Newfoundlander Meg Coles last year.