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The Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) has announced the nominees for the 2012 CBA Libris Awards. The awards not only celebrate writers but also the "dedicated professionals who ensured those authors’ books connected meaningfully with readers."

The CBA Libris Award ceremony takes place on Sunday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Toronto Congress Centre. Award-winning author Terry Fallis is this year's emcee. At the ceremony, Margaret Atwood will be presented with a special Lifetime Achievement Award. For full details, please visit www.cbabook.org

2012 Nominees for the CBA Libris Awards

AUTHOR
Patrick deWitt
Esi Edugyan
Michael Ondaatje

FICTION
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt (House of Anansi Press)
Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (Thomas Allen & Son)
The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay (Knopf Canada)

NON-FICTION
Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis (Knopf Canada)
Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe by Charlotte Gill (Douglas & McIntyre - Greystone)
The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: A Canadian Story of Resilience and Recovery by Andrew Westoll (HarperCollins Canada)

BOOKSELLER
Blue Heron Books (Uxbridge, ON)
Bryan Prince Bookseller (Hamilton, ON)
Mabel’s Fables (Toronto, ON)

CAMPUS
Queen’s University Campus Bookstore (Kingston, ON)
King’s Bookstore Co-operative (Halifax, NS)
York University Bookstore (Toronto, ON)

YOUNG READER
I Am Canada: Deadly Voyage by Hugh Brewster (Scholastic Canada)
This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins Canada)
The Dragon Turn by Shane Peacock (Tundra)

EDITOR
Louise Dennys, Knopf/Random House of Canada
Jim Gifford, HarperCollins Canada
Lynne Missen, Penguin Group Canada

SALES REP
Penny Mason, Penguin Group Canada
Dot Middlemass, Ampersand Canada’s Book & Gift Agency
Michael Reynolds, Michael Reynolds & Associates

PICTURE BOOKS
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, author & illustrator (Random House of Canada)
Picture A Tree by Barbara Reid, author & illustrator (Scholastic Canada)
Ten Birds by Cybèle Young, author & illustrator (Kids Can Press)

DISTRIBUTOR
HarperCollins Canada
North 49 Books
Raincoast Book Distribution

SMALL PRESS
Arsenal Pulp Press
Coach House Books
Nimbus Publishing

PUBLISHER
Dundurn Press
HarperCollins Canada
Penguin Group
Canada Scholastic Canada

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