The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces
The 2014 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist!
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2014 Alberta Literary Awards! The Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors.
Awards jurors have deliberated 212 submissions to select 27 finalists in nine categories, including three finalists for the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama. Finalists represent extraordinary literary work written by Alberta authors and published in 2013.
Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama (Sponsored by Alberta Views)
- Arun Lakra (Calgary) – Sequence
- Jana O’Connor (Edmonton) – The Lonely Hearts
- Andrew Torry (Calgary) – Badger
Winners will be announced and awards presented at the Alberta Book Awards Gala on Friday, June 6, 2014 in conjunction with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta’s (BPAA) Alberta Book Publishing Awards and the Edmonton Public Library’s 2014 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award. The celebration will take place at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel (133 9th Avenue SW) in Calgary alongside the 2014 WGA Conference: “After the Flood, Alberta Writers Unite One Year Later.”
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is the largest provincial writers’ organization in Canada, and was formed in 1980 to provide a meeting ground and collective voice for the writers of the province. Its mission is to inspire, connect, support, encourage and promote writers and writing, to safeguard the freedom to write and to read, and to advocate for the well-being of writers.