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N.L. Heritage and History Book Award shortlist announced

Nominees for the 2018 N.L. Heritage and History Book Award
Nominees for the 2018 N.L. Heritage and History Book Award - The Telegram

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Eight titles have made the shortlist for the 2018 Heritage and History Book Award.

The award recognizes non-fiction work contributing to public knowledge of Newfoundland and Labrador’s heritage and history.

Nominated titles were published in 2016 or 2017.

Sixteen books have previously been recognized with the award — a joint award from the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HSA) and the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, previously recognizing fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Since 2016, it has been focused specifically on non-fiction work and is presented by the HSA.

The nominees:

“Escape Hatch, Newfoundland’s Quest for German Industry and Immigration, 1950-1970” by Gerhard Bassler (Flanker Press, 2017)

• “Gerald Squires” by Stan Dragland (Pedlar Press, 2017)

“The Forgotten Songs of Newfoundland Outports: As Taken From Kenneth Peacock’s Newfoundland Field Collection, 1951-1961” by Anna Kearney Guigné (Canadian Museum of History and University of Ottawa Press, 2016)

“Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge: Excerpts from Chapters I and II” by Pam Hall (Breakwater Books, 2017)

“Newfoundland in the First World War” by Jenny Higgins (Boulder Publications, 2016)

“The Traditional Newfoundland Kitchen” by Roger Pickavance (Boulder Publications, 2017)

• “Gold Coins of Newfoundland, 1865-1888” by Harvey B. Richer (Boulder Publications, 2017)

“Terra Magna: Labrador” by J.C. Roy (Breakwater Books, 2017)

The winning title will be announced March 7, 2018. 

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