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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2021 New Brunswick Book Awards

Mrs. Dunster’s Award for Fiction
Beth Powning, The Sister’s Tale (Knopf Canada), Markhamville

Alice Kitts Memorial Award for Excellence in Children’s Writing

Riel Nason, Disaster at the Highland Games (Chocolate River Publishing), Quispamsis; illustrated by Nathasha Pilotte


The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize
Triny Finlay, Myself a Paperclip (Goose Lane Editions), Fredericton

Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Nonfiction Award
Martha Vowles, Senior Management: Parenting My Parents (Nevermore Press), Grand-Bay Westfield

Do you have a book published in 2022? Entries are now open! Publisher can access the 2022 Entry Form here

Quick Facts


>   Picture Books
>   Fiction
>   Poetry
>   Nonfiction


Books published between January 1 and December 31 of the given prize year. 


For more details about eligibility, please see "Eligibility" tab above.


Our next award submission period is (for best books published in 2022) is now open! Check our Eligibility Page first, then send two copies of eligible books along with the 2022 Entry form to:

>   New Brunswick Book Awards

​     c/o The Fiddlehead

​     Campus House

     11 Garland Court UNB

     PO Box 4400

     Fredericton, NB

     E3B 5A3


>   For all queries, please click here

     to email.


The NB Book Awards Committee


     Rayanne Brennan, WFNB

     Rhonda Bulmer, WFNB

     Rosalyn Hyslop, WFNB


     Ross Leckie, The Fiddlehead


     Ian LeTourneau, The Fiddlehead




are co-administered and co-sponsored by The Fiddlehead: Atlantic Canada's International Journal and the Writers' Federation of New Brunsiwck. For prize sponsorships or other partnerships, please contact us!


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