Northwords Book Awards

Jake Ootes was named a finalist for the 2021 NorthWords Book Awards for his non-fiction book, Umingmak: Stuart Hodgson and the Birth of the Modern Arctic.  

NorthWords Writers’ Festival Society offers two annual book awards that recognize the best the NWT has to offer. Established in 2010 the NorthWords Book Award recognizes an outstanding book, set in the North and published by an NWT author in the previous year.

Congratulations to the winners: Katłıà (Catherine) Lafferty, for her novel, Land-Water-Sky/Ndè-Tı-Yat’a (Fernwood Publishing) and to Isis Essery and Rhiannon White for their children’s book, I Love You More Than the North is Vast (Paper and Pistil Publishing).