The shortlists for the 2024 Atlantic Book Awards and 2024 Nova Scotia Book Awards were jointly announced on April 15 at Trident Booksellers (Halifax), and we are proud to share that titles from Amanda Peters, Vicki Grant and Anne Koval have been nominated!

The ceremonies for the Nova Scotia and Atlantic Book Awards both take place during the weeklong Atlantic Book Festival, May 30 to June 5. The festival features a range of online and in-person events with the authors shortlisted for the provincial and regional awards, which  collectively are worth more than $55,000. The shortlisted books are selected by independent juries for each award; however, it’s the general public who will determine the winner of the new Reader’s Choice Award.

The nominees for the 2024 Nova Scotia Book Awards are:

Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction

  • THE BERRY PICKERS by Amanda Peters (HarperCollins)

Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, Fiction

  • THE BERRY PICKERS by Amanda Peters (HarperCollins)

Here are the 2024 Atlantic Book Award nominees: 

APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award

  • MARY PRATT: A LOVE AFFAIR WITH VISION by Anne Koval (Goose Lane)

Ann Connor Brimer Award for Atlantic Canadian Children’s Literature Shortlist:

  • A GREEN VELVET SECRET by Vicki Grant (Tundra Books)

Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award Shortlist

  • THE BERRY PICKERS by Amanda Peters (HarperCollins)

Amanda Peters and Anne Koval are represented by Marilyn Biderman. 
Vicki Grant is represented by Fiona Kenshole.

Congratulations to all the nominees!