The 2nd annual New Brunswick Book Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 24 at the University of New Brunswick’s Memorial Hall in Fredericton. Novelist David Adams Richards will deliver the keynote address on New Brunswick’s contribution to Canada’s literary heritage, in celebration of the nation’s 150th birthday.  The competition celebrates books published in the 2016 calendar year in a total of four categories: poetry, fiction, non-fiction and children’s writing (picture books).  (List of finalist follows). Award presenters include finalists and winners of the inaugural awards.
 
Date:                        Wednesday, May 24
                         
Location:                 Memorial Hall, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
 
Time:                       Reception 6 p.m.
                                 Awards presentation ceremony 7 p.m.
 
About the New Brunswick Book Awards: The competition is open to both published and self-published authors and is co-administered by Canada’s oldest literary magazine, The Fiddlehead, which has nurtured New Brunswick’s literary culture for 70 years, and the Writers’ Federation, which for 30 years has passionately supported the development of home-grown writers at all stages of development.