Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Writers Win Giller Awards Canada’s Richest Literary Prize Two Years in a Row

Lynn CoadyEdmonton’s Lynn Coady was awarded the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize on Tuesday, November 5 for her short story collection Hellgoing, saying that the award announcement was so “shocking and overwhelming” that in order to make her acceptance speech she had to “keep it together just to read from this page so I’m going to hold on to these pages for dear life.”

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Submissions Invited for 2014 Alberta Literary Awards until December 31

Alberta Literary AwardsThe Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2014 Alberta Literary Awards.  Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories.  The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2013.

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Alberta Media Personality -Todd Babiak: A Storyteller Debonaire

Todd BabiakTodd Babiak is an award-winning author, screenwriter, entrepreneur and former Edmonton Journal columnist. His latest and fifth novel, Come Barbarians, is hot off the presses and now on tour. You’ll catch him being interviewed about the book by Anne Bailey on Friday, October 25 at 7pm at the St Albert Public Library as part of StarFest, the St Albert’s Annual Readers Festival.

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Edmonton Journal Court Reporter Ryan Cormier Publishes “Thugs, Theives & Outlaws”

Thugs, Thieves & OutlawsRyan Cormier, court reporter for the Edmonton Journal authors Thugs, Thieves and Outlaws: Alberta Crime Stories for the University of Regina Press. Book launch to take place on November 2 at 1:30pm at Audreys Books.  The crime stories collected here detail the most disturbing chapters of Alberta history. Chronicled in these pages are many of the province’s most notorious killers and outlaws from the past century: train robbers, a homicidal hired hand, prisoners of war, cannibals, kidnappers, and more.

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Alberta Book: Work/Life Balance: Directory of Illustrators by UPPERCASE Magazine

Alberta Book: Work Life IllustratorsWork/Life 3: Directory of Illustration by Calgary’s UPPERCASE magazine pushes the personal nature of Work/Life to a new level. This edition’s theme is “An Illustrated Life” in which they explore the illustrator’s lifestyle in intimate detail and find out what it takes to stay creative 24/7. The book features 100 illustrators from around the world up close and personal.

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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)