6 NeWest Press Titles Up For 8 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!

Jul 6, 2021

We are proud to announce that six titles are up for eight awards at the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!

The finalists are

Anne Wheeler's Taken by the Muse (Trade Non-Fiction Book of the Year).

C.J. Lavigne's In Veritas (Speculative Fiction Book of the Year).

Bertrand Bickersteth's The Response of Weeds (Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry, Regional Book of the Year, AND Book Design). Book designer Natalie Olsen of Kisscut Design.

Meredith Quartermain's Lullabies in the Real World (Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry).

John O'Neill's Goth Girls of Banff (Trade Fiction Book of the Year).


Norm Boucher's Horseplay (Book Cover Design). Book designer David Gee.

Congrats to all the nominees, and thanks to the award organizers and judges! The winners will be announced on September 17th on the BPAA YouTube channel. For more details, please visit the BPAA website.