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East Coast Literary Awards shortlist announced

Winners to be announced June 6


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The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia recently announced the 2015 shortlist for this year's East Coast Literary Awards, and if you're looking for summer reading, you'd do well to start here. The nominees were heavily vetted by the WFNS jury, who sifted through 62 submitted titles from four Atlantic provinces to come up with these nine books in non-fiction, poetry and fiction. The winners will be announced at the East Coast Literary Awards presentation in Halifax on June 6, following a series of readings. Place your bets now!

Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award:
Heather Sparling (NS), Reeling Roosters & Dancing Ducks: Celtic Mouth Music (Cape Breton University Press)
Graham Steele (NS), What I Learned About Politics: Inside the Rise and Collapse of Nova Scotia's NDP Government (Nimbus Publishing)
Kaleigh Trace (NS), Hot, Wet, & Shaking: How I Learned To Talk About Sex (Invisible Publishing)

JM Abraham Poetry Award:
Brian Bartlett (NS), Ringing Here & There: A Nature Calendar (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Sylvia D. Hamilton (NS), And I Alone Escaped To Tell You (Gaspereau Press)
Susan Paddon (NS), Two Tragedies in 429 Breaths (Brick Books)

Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award:
David Adams Richards (NB), Crimes Against My Brother (Doubleday Canada)
Michael Crummey (NL), Sweetland (Doubleday Canada)
Darren Greer (NS), Just Beneath My Skin (Cormorant)

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