Leonard Paul, nominated for the Lillian Shepherd Award
In The Chronicle Herald, Saturday, April 5, 2014 issue, the 2014 Atlantic Book Awards shortlist was released in Halifax at the event held at King's College. Mi'kmaq artist, Leonard Paul, of Pictou Landing First Nation, was nominated on the shortlist for the LILLIAN SHEPHERD AWARD for Excellence in Illustration. (Illustrator: Leonard Paul, Pisim Finds Her Miskanow, by William Dumas (Portage and Main Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba). Only 3 illustrators are chosen for the shortlist in Canada.
In all, 27 books, ranging from fiction to books on Atlantic Canadian history, illustrated children's picture books to novels written for teens and young adults, have been nominated for 10 different prizes.
The 2014 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival runs May 14th to 21st with free literary events. Winners will be announced at an awards show May 21 at the Delta Prince Edward?P.E.I. Convention Centre in Charlottetown.
Mr. Paul will present a talk on his illustration work on the evening of May 14th, from 6:30 - 8:30, at the Mi'kmaq Heritage Centre.