Alberta Readers' Choice Awards 2012The Edmonton Public Library’s third annual Alberta Readers’ Choice Award is back and it’s better than ever. This year, readers will have a tough job choosing between five outstanding books all written by authors residing in Alberta. Online voting is now open and you will have until midnight on May 31 to cast your ballot. Who will win Alberta’s only readers’ choice award? It’s up to you…vote today! Winner announced at the 2012 Alberta Literary Awards Gala on June 9, 2012.

The web page ( contains summaries of all the books and biographies of their authors. Also posted on the website are short video interviews with all of the writers. this year’s finalists — all from Edmonton with books all published by Alberta publishers.  One of the five, Lynn Coady, made the short list last year for Canada’s biggest book award, the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize.