Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Book – On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood by Richard Harrison

On_Not_Losing_My_Fathers_Ashes_in_the_FloodRichard Harrison is a member of the Faculty of English at Mount Royal University in Calgary, and is a multiple-award-winning poet, essayist, and editor. His most recent book, On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood, has been awarded the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. The book was shortlisted for the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and won the Stephan G. Stephansson Alberta Poetry Prize.

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Gisele Villeneuve’s Rising Abruptly Named Winner of the International Banff Mountain Book Competition

Rising-AbruptlyRising Abruptly by Calgary-based Gisele Villeneuve and published by the University of Alberta Press was named as the winner of the international Banff Mountain Book Competition in the fiction and poetry category. That is the third award for this well-received collection of short stories. Other awards include the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction (Writers’ Guild of Alberta) and the Trade Fiction Award (Alberta Book Publishing Awards). The widely-praised book is also on the longlist for the Alberta Reader’s Choice Award.

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Alberta Book — The Dark and Other Love Stories by Deborah Willis

Dark-Love-StoriesLonglisted for  the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest literary award, The Dark and Other Love Stories is an energized, irreverent, novelistic book of short stories full of longing, strange humour, and the complications of human entanglement from Governor General’s Award nominee and Edmonton-based Deborah Willis. The characters in these thirteen masterful and engaging stories exist on the edge of danger, where landscapes melt into dreamscapes and every house is haunted.

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2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced on September 15, 2017

Alberta book awardsThe Book Publishers Association of Alberta announced the winners of the 2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards at a Gala reception at the Delta South Hotel in Edmonton on September 15. The winners represent the most outstanding work of the Alberta book publishing industry as adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada.

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Alberta Book — Oil’s Deep State by Kevin Taft

Oils-Deep-StateWhy have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire warnings and compelling evidence of the profound and growing threat posed by global warming? Most of the writing on global warming is by scientists, academics, environmentalists, and journalists. Kevin Taft, a former leader of the opposition in Alberta, brings a fresh perspective through the insight he gained as an elected politician who had an insider’s eyewitness view of the role of the oil industry. His answer, in brief: The oil industry has captured key democratic institutions in both Alberta and Ottawa.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)