Introducing our amazing 2020 judges!

Picture Book
Alice Kitts Memorial Award
Frieda Wishinsky
Fiction
Mrs. Dunster's Fiction Prize
Mark Sampson

Frieda Wishinsky grew up in New York and now calls Toronto home. She writes picture books, chapter  books, novels, and nonfiction. She is the author of over sixty trade and educational books published in Canada, the US, and the UK. Many of her books have been translated into other languages such as French, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Korean, Chinese, Spanish and Catalan. 

Poetry
The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize
Yusuf Saadi

Yusuf Saadi’s first collection, Pluviophile (Nightwood Editions, 2020), was selected for the CBC's summer reading list. He previously won The Malahat Review‘s 2016 Far Horizons Award for Poetry and the 2016 Vallum Chapbook Award. At other times, his writing has appeared in literary journals including Vallum, Brick, Best Canadian Poetry 2019, Best Canadian Poetry 2018, Canadian Notes & Queries, Arc, CV2, Grain, The Puritan, and PRISM. Yusuf holds an MA from the University of Victoria and currently resides in Montreal.

Mark Sampson's most recent book is the novel All the Animals on Earth (Wolsak & Wynn, 2020). He is also the author of five other books: the novels The Slip (Dundurn, 2017), Sad Peninsula (Dundurn, 2014) and Off Book (Norwood Publishing, 2007); the short story collection The Secrets Men Keep (Now or Never Publishing, 2015); and the poetry collection Weathervane (Palimpsest Press, 2016). Originally from Prince Edward Island, he now lives and writes in Toronto.

Nonfiction
WFNB Book Award for Non-Fiction
Naomi K. Lewis
Previous judges of the New Brunswick Book Awards

2019

Mrs. Dunster's Fiction Prize

Amy Jones

The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize

D.A. Lockhart

WFNB Book Award for Nonfiction 

Richard Kelly Kemick

2018

Alice Kitts Memorial Award

Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang

Mrs. Dunster's Fiction Prize:

David Huebert 

The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize

Evelyn Lau

WFNB Book Award for Nonfiction 

Donna Kane

2017

Alice Kitts Memorial Award

Sheree Fitch

Mrs. Dunster's Fiction Prize:

Angie Abdou 

The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize

Susan Gillis

WFNB Book Award for Nonfiction 

Andrew Westoll

2016

Alice Kitts Memorial Award

Helaine Becker

Mrs. Dunster's Fiction Prize:

Rabindranath Maharaj 

The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize

WFNB Book Award for Nonfiction 

Myrl Couter

2015

Mrs. Dunster's Fiction Prize:

Lisa Moore

The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize

Anita Lahey

WFNB Book Award for Nonfiction 

Jane Silcott

Naomi K. Lewis is a fiction and nonfiction writer, editor, and creative writing teacher in Calgary. Her journalism has been shortlisted for provincial and national magazine awards, and her 2019 memoir, Tiny Lights for Travellers, won Alberta's Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction and the Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature (Nonfiction), and it was a finalist for Governor General's Award for Nonfiction, the W.O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Award, and the Pinsky Givon Family Prize for Nonfiction, a Western Canada Jewish Book Award.

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