Awards

The following are some of the award wins and nominations for Freehand titles.

The Afterlife of Birds by Elizabeth Philips

  • winner, 2016 Saskatoon Book Award
  • shortlisted, 2016 Amazon.ca First Novel Award
  • shortlisted, Saskatchewan Fiction Book Award
  • shortlisted, Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year

And Me Among Them by Kristen den Hartog

  • winner, 2012 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year
  • shortlisted, 2012 Trillium Book Award

Are You Ready to Be Lucky? by Rosemary Nixon

  • shortlisted, 2014 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year
  • shortlisted, 2013 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year
  • longlisted, 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award

Between Clay and Dust by Musharraf Ali Farooqi

  • finalist for the Book Cover/Jacket Award (design by Natalie Olsen of KissCut Design)

Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness by Clem and Olivier Martini

  • winner, 2010 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize
  • winner, 2011 Alberta Trade Non-Fiction Book of the Year
  • selection, 2012 University of Calgary Common Reading Program
  • shortlisted, 2011 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award
  • shortlisted, 2011 Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Non-Fiction

Blue Sunflower Startle by Yasmin Ladha

  • shortlisted, 2011 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year
  • longlisted, 2011 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award

Boundary Problems by Greg Bechtel

  • finalist, 2015 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize
  • finalist, William L. Crawford Fantasy Award
  • finalist, 2015 Alberta Book Publishing Award for Trade Fiction
  • shortlisted, 2016 ReLit Award
  • longlisted, 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award
  • longlisted, 2015 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award

Buying Cigarettes for the Dog by Stuart Ross

  • winner, 2011 ReLit Award
  • winner, 2011 Alberta Book Cover Design Award
  • shortlisted, 2011 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award
  • shortlisted, 2011 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year Award

The Crimes of Hector Tomas by Ian Colford

  • winner, 2013 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year

A Description of the Blazing World by Michael Murphy

  • shortlisted, 2012 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award
  • longlisted, 2012 ReLit Award

Dazzle Patterns by Alison Watt

  • shortlisted, 2018 Amazon Canada First Novel Award
  • winner, 2018 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year
  • winner, 2018 Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence

Detachment: An Adoption Memoir by Maurice Mierau

  • winner, 2016 Kobzar Literary Award
  • winner, 2015 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
  • finalist, 2015 McNally Robinson Book of the Year
  • finalist, 2015 Alberta Book Publishing Award for Trade Non-Fiction

The Dilettantes by Michael Hingston

  • winner, 2014 Alberta Book Design of the Year
  • shortlisted, 2014 Canadian Authors’ Association Emerging Writer Award
  • shortlisted, 2014 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year
  • shortlisted, 2014 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award
  • honourable mention, 2014 Alcuin Book Design Award for Fiction

The Doctrine of Affections by Paul Headrick

  • shortlisted, 2010 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year
  • longlisted, 2010 ReLit Award
  • longlisted, Alberta Readers’ Choice Award

Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott

  • winner, 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean)
  • winner, 2008 Calgary Public Library Foundation Literary Award
  • winner, 2009 Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence
  • selection, 2010 Canada Reads
  • selection, 2010 London Reads
  • shortlisted, 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize
  • shortlisted, 2009 Evergreen Awards
  • shortlisted, 2009 Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction
  • longlisted, 2009 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Harmonics by Jesse Patrick Ferguson

  • shortlisted, 2010 BookLand Emerging Writer Award

Here Is Where We Disembark by Clea Roberts

  • shortlisted, 2011 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award
  • longlisted, 2011 ReLit Award
  • longlisted, 2011 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award

Hold Me Now by Stephen Gauer

  • shortlisted, 2012 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year

Homes: A Refugee Story by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung

  • shortlisted, 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction

Mother Superior by Saleema Nawaz

  • winner, 2008 Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
  • shortlisted, 2009 McAuslan First Book Prize
  • longlisted, 2009 ReLit Award

The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal Samuel

  • winner, 2016 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Fiction
  • winner, 2016 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year

Not Anyone’s Anything by Ian Williams

  • winner, 2011 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

Not Being on a Boat by Esmé Claire Keith

  • winner, 2012 McNally Robinson Book of the Year
  • shortlisted, 2012 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction

One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery by Karyn L. Freedman

  • winner, 2015 British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction
  • selection, 2014 Globe and Mail Top 100 Books
  • longlisted, 2017 Canada Reads
  • finalist, 2015 Alberta Book Publishing Award for Trade Non-Fiction

Pathologies: A Life in Essays by Susan Olding

  • winner, 2009 Creative Nonfiction Collective Readers’ Choice
  • longlisted, 2009 British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction
  • longlisted, 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction

Perfect World by Ian Colford

  • shortlisted, 2017 Alberta Book Design Award

People Who Disappear by Alex Leslie

  • shortlisted, 2013 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction
  • shortlisted, 2013 ReLit Award

Personals by Ian Williams

  • winner, 2013 Alberta Book Cover Design Award
  • shortlisted, 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize
  • shortlisted, 2013 ReLit Award
  • shortlisted, 2013 Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book of the Year Award

The Reverse Cowgirl by David Whitton

  • longlisted, 2013 ReLit Award

Roost by Ali Bryan

  • winner, 2013 Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction
  • selection, 2014 One Book Nova Scotia
  • shortlisted, 2013 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year Award
  • longlisted, 2013 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award

Seen Reading by Julie Wilson

  • selection, 2012 Globe and Mail Top 100 Books
  • winner, 2013 Alberta Book Design of the Year
  • shortlisted, 2013 ReLit Award
  • shortlisted, 2013 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year

subUrban Legends by Joan Crate

  • winner, 2010 Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book of the Year Award
  • shortlisted, 2010 Canadian Authors Association Poetry Award
  • shortlisted, 2010 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry

The Swallows Uncaged: A Narrative in Eight Panels by Elizabeth McLean

  • third place, 2016 Alcuin Book Design Award for Fiction
  • shortlisted, 2016 Alberta Book Design of the Year

Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me by Sarah Leavitt

  • winner, 2010 CBC Bookie for Best Comic or Graphic Novel
  • selection, 2010 Globe and Mail Top 100 Books
  • shortlisted, 2010 Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize
  • shortlisted, 2011 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize
  • shortlisted, 2011 Alberta Book Illustration Award
  • longlisted, 2011 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award

The Unravelling by Clem and Olivier Martini

  • winner, 2018 Alberta Trade Non-Fiction Award
  • shortlisted, 2018 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize

Welcome to the Circus by Rhonda Douglas

  • shortlisted, 2016 Ottawa Fiction Book Award
  • shortlisted, 2016 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year Award
  • shortlisted, 2017 ReLit Award

What the Soul Doesn’t Want by Lorna Crozier

  • shortlisted, 2017 Governor General’s Award for Poetry
  • shortlisted, 2018 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

While the Sun Is Above Us by Melanie Schnell

  • winner, 2013 Regina Book Award
  • winner, 2013 Saskatchewan First Book Award
  • shortlisted, 2013 Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award
  • shortlisted, 2013 Saskatchewan Fiction Book of the Year Award

White Elephant by Catherine Cooper

  • shortlisted, 2017 Amazon.ca First Novel Award
  • shortlisted, 2017 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year Award

Freehand Books

  • winner, 2016 Alberta Publisher of the Year
  • winner, 2014 Alberta Publisher of the Year
  • winner, 2009 Alberta Publisher of the Year
  • shortlisted, 2009 CBA Libris Awards Small Press Publisher of the Year