Digitally Lit Choice Awards - The Results are in

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our first-ever Digitally Lit Choice Awards Ceremony!


The virtual celebration honoured Atlantic Canadian books and creators that made our readers think, feel and imagine, as well as those that instilled a sense of community and place..Plus, our youth were keen to celebrate those who continue to go above and beyond to support and encourage them in their work


All of the youth currently or presently involved with Digitally Lit were asked to cast one vote for each award. No one suggested any books for the categories: everything was in the hands of the youth.


Scroll through the complete list of winners below to see who took home awards in 16 spanning such book-related categories as authors, poetry collections, children's book and more!


It Made Me Think Award went to Dale Estey for The Elephant Talks to God

It Took Me On An Adventure Award went to Shane Peacock for The Dylan Maples Adventure Series

It Made Me Feel Award went to Melanie Mosher for A Beginner’s Guide to Goodbye

It Belongs In Schools Award Mi'sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill for My Indian

Community and Place Award Dusty Green and Meridith J. Batt for Len and Cub: A Queer History

Community and Place Award went to Susan White for The Sewing Basket

Community and Place Award went to Andre Fenton for Annaka

Community and Place Award went to Mi'sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill for My Indian

Most Social Media Savvy Publisher Award went to Goose Lane Editions and Nimbus Publishing

Most Supportive Publisher Award went to Breakwater Books

Best Debut Novel Award went to Alexandra Harrington for The Last Time I Saw Her

The Outstanding Character Development Award went to Olivia Robinson for The Blue Moth Motel

Outstanding French Award went to Aurélie Resch for Coquelicot sur un Roche

Outstanding Poetry Collection Award went to Sean Wiebe and Catherine Edward for How Boys Grow Up and The Whither Poems

Outstanding Children's Book Award went to Muinji'j MacEachern and Shanika Jayde MacEachern for Muinji’j Asks Why

Outstanding Illustrator Award went to Duncan Major and Briana Corr Scott

Favourite Author Award went to Lisa Harrington

Favourite Book Award went to Lisa Harrington for The Goodbye Girls

Literary Champion Award went to Hope Dalvay



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