2015 Alberta Book Awards

Browse winners and nominees from the 2016 Alberta Book Awards, recognizing excellence in Alberta publishing.

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  • Film and the City

    Film and the City

    Most Canadians are city dwellers, a fact often unacknowledged by twentieth-century Canadian films, with their preference for themes of wilderness survival or rural life. Modernist Canadian films te...

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  • Blind Spot

    Blind Spot

    “Some days I wish something truly bad would happen so that I would have something genuine to worry about.” When his parents’ car is hit by a train, Luke, a failed actor, returns to his Edmonton ho...

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  • Some Extremely Boring Drives

    Some Extremely Boring Drives

    From the multi-talented author of Inventory and Open Pit comes a new collection of short stories, filled with lost souls drifting through exotic locales, reinventing themselves on the fly. Margueri...

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  • Between Clay and Dust

    Between Clay and Dust

    In an old ruined city, emptied of most of its inhabitants, Ustad Ramzi, a famous wrestler past his prime, and Gohar Jan, a well-known courtesan whose kotha once attracted the wealthy and powerful, ...

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  • small things left behind

    small things left behind

    "Freedom is something my father has never known. How do I explain freedom to the ones born bent?" -from "Not Scared" Ella Zeltserman's poetry cuts both ways. The story of her flight from the USSR i...

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  • Boundary Problems

    Boundary Problems

    In his confident debut, Greg Bechtel offers ten charged stories about the impossible-turned-possible — secrets, paranoia, sex, conspiracies, and magic — as he effortlessly shatters the boundaries b...

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  • Riel Street

    Riel Street

    For Shirley and Corporal Gil Bouchard, life on an army base in Kingston, Ontario is a constant struggle – a struggle to make ends meet, a struggle to raise children who are searching for their own ...

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  • One Hour in Paris

    One Hour in Paris

    In this powerful memoir, philosopher Karyn L. Freedman travels back to a Paris night in 1990 when she was twenty-two and, in one violent hour, her life was changed forever by a brutal rape. At once...

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  • Detachment

    Detachment

    In 2005, Maurice Mierau and his wife, Betsy, travelled to Ukraine to adopt two small boys, age three and five. After weeks of delays while navigating a tangled bureaucracy, they returned to Canada ...

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  • From Realism to Abstraction

    From Realism to Abstraction

    J. B. (Jack) Taylor (1917-1970) was an important figure in the history of Banff and western Canada’s artistic community. Inspired by the locale, Taylor spent his career striving to depict the idea ...

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  • Heritage

    Heritage

    Banished from his home for protesting the war, Prince Aidan must uncover the dark forces manipulating the lands of Crotaria.

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  • Seeing the Light

    Seeing the Light

    All Marie wants is a normal life. She isn’t going to get it

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