About the Awards

  • The Dartmouth Book Awards honour Nova Scotia literature and recognize the valuable contribution writers make to our cultural heritage. Two prizes valued at $2,500.00 each are awarded in the categories of: fiction and non-fiction. A third $2,500.00 prize is awarded to the author from Atlantic Canada whose first book of fiction or non-fiction has been published. The Dartmouth Book and Writing Awards for fiction and non-fiction were established in 1988 with the financial support of corporations and citizens interested in the province's artistic life.