Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors.
The juries deliberated on more than 220 submissions to select finalists in eight categories. Finalists represent excellence in literary work written by Alberta authors and published or created in 2016.
AMPA is pleased to see three of our members shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Awards:
James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction
- Austen Lee (Edmonton) – “Among Cougars and Men,” Glass Buffalo
- Omar Mouallem (Edmonton) – “Welcoming Omar Khadr,” University Affairs
Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story
- Laurie MacFayden (Edmonton) – “Haircut,” Alberta Views
Congratulations to all of the finalists! To see a complete list, visit writersguild.ca.
Winners will be announced and awards presented at the Alberta Literary Awards Gala on June 10, 2017 in the Lister Centre at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.