Powning and Mian win Atlantic Book Awards

The 2016 Atlantic Book Awards were announced Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in a gala ceremony held in New Brunswick for the first time at Moncton’s Capitol Theatre, and WCA is thrilled for Sarah Mian and Beth Powning, both big winners of the night!

Sarah Mian’s novel, When the Saints, published by HarperCollins, won both the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction and the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. The New Brunswick Book Award for Fiction (first time awarded) went to Beth Powning for her novel, A Measure of Light, published by Knopf.

The Atlantic Book Awards Society (ABAS) is a registered non-profit organization with the mandate “to promote and acknowledge excellence in Atlantic Canadian writing and book publishing through an annual awards ceremony and related events.”