Prince Edward Island Book Award

Since 2006, the Prince Edward Island Book Awards have celebrated the best in books by Prince Edward Islanders. Awards are given in three categories: fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Who is eligible?

Authors, editors, or creators must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants as well as residents of Prince Edward Island.

How are winners chosen?

Awards are presented every two years to the author, editor, or creator of the book that most clearly shows excellence in content, design, and production.

Past winners

2016

  • Non-fiction: Debra Komar - The Bastard of Fort Stikine
  • Fiction: Finley Martin - Dead Letter
  • Poetry: David Helwig - Keeping Late Hours

2014

  • Non-fiction: Jesse Francis and A.J.B. Johnston  - Ni'n na L'nu: The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island
  • Fiction: Richard Lemm, editor - Riptides: New Island Fiction
  • Poetry: P. Susan Buchanan and Margot Maddison-MacFadyen , editors - The TWIG Collective: A Gathering of Twigs

2012

  • Non-fiction: Marian Bruce - Remembering Old Dan
  • Fiction: Patti Larsen - Run
  • Poetry: Dianne Hicks Morrow - What Really Happened is This

2010

  • Non-fiction: John Sylvester - Wild Island
  • Fiction: Steven Mayoff - Fatted Calf Blues
  • Poetry: Brent MacLaine - Shades of Green

2008

  • Non-fiction: Georges Arsenault - La Mi-Carême en Acadie
  • Fiction: Richard Lemm - Shape of Things to Come
  • Poetry: Joseph Sherman - Beautiful Veins

2006

  • Non-fiction: Catherine Edward - Brow of Dawn
Published date: 
May 22, 2015
Education, Early Learning and Culture

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