Category: Awards

Round Up: Key Events of 2021

It has been an amazing year for our authors. We wanted to celebrate a number of achievements before blasting into another new year. But first, we give a very sincere “thank you” to everyone who supports our work: from editors and indexers, printers and distributors, booksellers and readers, granting bodies and the University of Alberta. […]

Hiking the Pilgrims’ Way

Ken Haigh launched his new book, On Foot to Canterbury: A Son’s Pilgrimage, at the end of September. The book is a finalist for the 2021 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Collingwood Public Library hosted Ken as part of its Simcoe Authors Talks. There was a fine online turnout and lively discussion after […]

Who is the audience?

A guest post by Ken Haigh. I was recently asked, “Why was this the right time to share this story [On Foot to Canterbury: A Son’s Pilgrimage] with your readers?” The question took me by surprise. I don’t think I consciously write with an audience in mind. I write about what interests me at the […]

Prizes: Thrilling News to Report

This has been a wonderful week of award announcements, and we are proud to celebrate recent critical recognition for our authors and their books. Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction On Foot to Canterbury: A Son’s Pilgrimage, by Ken Haigh, has been shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Jury members […]

Celebrating Spring and Summer 2021 Award Nominations

Many UAlberta Press books have received a nod from various award committees in the last few months. Some are still in the adjudication process, so we are holding our breath! Congratulations to all of the authors on their achievements. Our Whole Gwich’in Way of Life Has Changed / Gwich’in K’yuu Gwiidandài’ Tthak Ejuk Gòonlih: Stories […]

Alan Brownoff’s Work Recognized by AU Presses Once Again

Heartiest congratulations to our designer Alan Brownoff, winner of two selections at the Association of University Presses 2021 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show, an international design award. Alan is recognized in the Scholarly Typographic category for his work on the monumental Our Whole Gwich’in Way of Life Has Changed / Gwich’in K’yuu Gwiidandài’ Tthak Ejuk Gòonlih: Stories from the People of […]

Readers Rave about Tiny Lights for Travellers

Naomi K. Lewis continues to win awards and earn five-star reviews for her book, Tiny Lights for Travellers. The book has won three awards—the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction, the Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature, and the Pinsky Givon Family Prize for Non-Fiction—and was shortlisted for two others—Governor General Literary Awards (Non-fiction), and The […]

Spring 2021 Catalogue

Our Spring 2021 catalogue is available for download, featuring exceptional books in the areas of Indigenous Studies, Gender Studies, Black Studies, Oral History, Canadian Literature, Poetry, and Psychology. We are grateful to report that our distributors have not missed a beat and books are available to order. Be sure to support your local indie booksellers […]