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Alberta Readers Choice Award

Sponsored by the Edmonton Public Library, the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award is awarded annually to an Alberta author.

Calling All Writers!

We want to hear your story. We're accepting letters of interest from Alberta writers for four “Spotlights” to be featured at EPL in 2017.

Congratulations Laurel Deedrick Mayne on winning the 2016 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award for #AWakeForTheDreamland!

12:45 AM - 18 Sep 2016

ARCA Winners

Check out all seven winners of the Alberta Readers' Choice Award.

Eligibility Criteria

Alberta Readers’ Choice Award is awarded annually for the best fiction or narrative non-fiction book written by an Alberta author.


Voting is now closed for the 2016 Alberta Readers' Choice Award. Check back on September 19th to see who won. Thanks to everyone who voted.

ARCA Book Clubs

Sign up for one of the following book clubs to go more in depth with this years' finalists.

2016 ARCA Author Panel

Join Regional Writer in Residence Marty Chan as he hosts a panel discussion with some of the finalists for the Alberta Readers' Choice Award

2016 ARCA Finalists

The 2016 Finalists will be unveiled one day at a time starting on Wednesday, April 27th.

Promotional Materials

Resources to download and display in your library, school, office. Also Digital images for your website and social media pages.

2016 Long List

Find out which ten titles represent the Long List for the 2016 Alberta Readers' Choice Awards.

ARCA Launch Gala

Join EPL Writer in Residence and former ARCA winner Wayne Arthurson as he hosts past ARCA nominees and celebrates this year’s finalists.

Humbled and honored. Thanks for your unending support. @EPLdotCA

5:28 PM - 19 Sep 2015

Catalogue Search
Past Nominated Works

Checkout a list of all the past Alberta Readers' Choice Award winners including finalists.

About the Alberta Readers' Choice Award

Learn more about the Alberta Readers' Choice award and how you can submit a title.

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2015 ARCA Finalists

Read the five finalists for this year's Alberta Reader's Choice Awards and then vote for your favourites starting July 6.

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