Libris Awards 2014 Shortlist Revealed

Stuart McLean has been awarded the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Shortlist nominees include independent bookstores from across the country, Bobby Orr, Christopher Hadfield, and Amanda Lindhout.

TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Retail Council of Canada is delighted to announce today the 2014 Libris Awards shortlist, and the winner of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Libris nominees and winners are selected by members of the Canadian Book industry, and a record number of votes were cast for the 2014 awards.

The Libris Awards provide the only opportunity for professionals in every segment of the book industry to unite and celebrate their successes. Authors, publishers, editors, sales representatives, and booksellers, are recognized for their crucial role in connecting Canadian readers with quality books.

The winner of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award is Stuart McLean, radio broadcaster and humorist as well as author. McLean was praised for his many books, including the beloved Vinyl Cafe series (and radio show). Former winners of the Libris Lifetime Achievement Award include Timothy Findlay, Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood and Stephen King.

The 2014 Libris Awards shortlist includes nominees from across the country, representing the dedicated and innovative book professionals who make Canada a country of readers. Retail Council of Canada is proud to represent the booksellers and other publishing professionals and celebrate their amazing achievements in the past year.

LIBRIS AWARDS 2014 Shortlist
   
AUTHOR BOOKSELLER
Joseph Boyden Blue Heron Books (Uxbridge, ON)
Amanda Lindhout
Louise Penny
McNally Robinson Booksellers (Winnipeg, MB and
Saskatoon, SK)
Charlotte Gray Words Worth Books (Waterloo, ON)
Alice Munro Mosaic Books (Kelowna, BC)
  Another Story Bookshop (Toronto, ON)
   
FICTION BOOK  
Hellgoing by Lynn Coady
(House of Anansi)
SPECIALTY BOOKSELLER
Bakka Phoenix Books (Toronto, ON)
Kicking the Sky by Anthony De Sa
(Doubleday Canada)
Ella Minnow Children's Bookstore (Toronto, ON)
Kidsbooks (Vancouver, BC)
Emancipation Day by Wayne Grady
(Doubleday Canada)
Mabel's Fables (Toronto, ON
Woozles Children's Bookstore (Halifax, NS)
The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper
(Simon & Schuster)
CAMPUS BOOKSELLER
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
(Hamish Hamilton Canada)
UBC Bookstore (Vancouver, BC)
The Book Store at University of Western Ontario
  (Waterloo, ON)
NON-FICTION BOOK King's Co-op Bookstore (Halifax, NS)
The Great Escape by Ted Barris (Dundurn) University of Regina Bookstore (Regina, SK)
Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and
the Loss of Aboriginal Life by James Daschuk
(University of Regina Press)
EDITOR
Jennifer Lambert (HarperCollins Canada)
Orr: My Story by Bobby Orr (Viking Canada) John Metcalf (Biblioasis)
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
(Random House Canada)
Nicole Winstanley (Penguin Canada)
A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and
Sara Corbett (Scribner)
 
   
YOUNG READER DISTRIBUTOR
Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt, Illustrated by Isabelle
Arsenault
(Groundwood Books)
HarperCollins Canada
Raincoast Books
University of Toronto Press
A Taste of Heaven by Meg Tilly
(Puffin Canada)
 
The Road to Afghanistan by Linda Granfield
(North Winds Press)
SALES REP
Ali Hewitt (Ampersand Inc.)
The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman
(Scholastic Press)
Sherry Lee (Simon & Schuster Canada)
Lynne Reeder (Random House of Canada)
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten
(Doubleday Canada)
 
   
PICTURE BOOKS SMALL PRESS
The Dark by Lemony Snicket, Illustrated by Jon Klassen
(HarperCollins Canada)
Arsenal Pulp Press
Biblioasis
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore,
Illustrated by Barbara Reid
(Scholastic Canada)
Gaspereau Press
Groundwood Books
Nimbus Publishing
Lasso the Wind by George Elliott Clarke, Illustrated by
Susan Tooke
(Nimbus Publishing)
PUBLISHER
ECW Press
This Little Hamster by Kass Reich
(Orca Book Publishers)
Warning: Do Not Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt,
Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
(Simon & Schuster)
Dundurn Press
HarperCollins Canada
House of Anansi Press
Penguin Canada
Random House of Canada

 

The winners of the 2014 Libris Awards will be announced at a gala event on Monday, June 2, 2014 as part of Retail Council of Canada's annual Store Conference. For more information about the history of the Libris Awards, to get tickets for the Awards ceremony, or to view all the nominees on the 2014 longlist, click here.

A limited number of media passes for the Dinner are available.

Retail Council of Canada (RCC) has been the voice of retail since 1963. We speak for an industry that touches the daily lives of Canadians in every corner of the country - by providing jobs, career opportunities, and by investing in the communities we serve. In 2013, Canadian booksellers officially joined RCC's independent division, MySTORE, and now have access to programming, services and advocacy initiatives specific to the book industry. We are dedicated to helping the book industry in Canada thrive by supporting the book stores and booksellers that connect Canadians with great books and great authors.

SOURCE Retail Council of Canada

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For more information or to purchase tickets to the award ceremony, contact: 
Lesley Fletcher, Manager of Members Services, MySTORE Book Industry
lfletcher@retailcouncil.org
416-467-3768