2015 Alberta Book Awards

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

15 Results

  • 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...

    View details »

    EPUB

    Several copies available
  • 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...

    View details »

    EPUB

    Several copies available
  • 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...

    View details »

    EPUB

    Several copies available
  • 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, ...

    View details »

    EPUB

    Several copies available
  • 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...

    View details »

    EPUB

    Several copies available
  • Aboriginal Populations

    Aboriginal Populations

    Experts from around the world review and extend the research on Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the circumpolar North, mapping recent changes in their demography, health, a...

    View details »

    PDF

    Several copies available
  • 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...

    View details »

    EPUB

    Several copies available
  • 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 ...

    View details »

    EPUB

    Several copies available
  • 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...

    View details »

    EPUB

    Several copies available
  • 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 ...

    View details »

    EPUB

    Several copies available
  • 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 ...

    View details »

    PDF

    Several copies available
  • Heritage

    Heritage

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

    View details »

    EPUB

    Several copies available