Best Author

Lesley Choyce

Lesley Choyce makes me tired. With more Best of Halifax wins---“Wow, I think I’ve won every single year, except for when Alistair MacLeod won, and he never lived here”---and more books published than anyone we know, the prolific author added a few more to his impressive list of over 60 titles. Skunks for Breakfast, Choyce’s first picture book, is based on his 2002 documentary about the smelly creatures who lived under his house, making him “semi-famous in skunk communities.” Combining two passions, Choyce also wrote Driving Minnie’s Piano: Memoirs of a Surfing Life in Nova Scotia. And there’s the young adult sci-fi Deconstructing Dylan, a screenplay, four manuscripts and the novel sitting on his computer...

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2nd runner-up Joey Comeau

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