The annual Alberta Book Awards Gala was held last night, Friday, Sept 18, at the rustic Egge's Barn in Fort Edmonton Park. The University of Calgary Press was honoured to receive the 2015 Scholarly and Academic Book of the Year Award for A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North: Terrestrial Sovereignty, 1870-1939, by Gordon W. Smith, edited by P. Whitney Lackenbauer.
In their comments, the national panel of judges remarked, "The winning press of the Scholarly Book of the Year Award is to be congratulated for having published a well-edited, handsomely produced, and innovative book of primary research on a topic that is becoming increasingly important to the future of this country as a whole. While its content is scholarly and richly documented, its format and design make it accessible, inviting, and easy to navigate. Thanks to successful marketing, this book, which has both a national and international scope, has seen wide-ranging acceptance and praise."
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners and their contributions to Alberta publishing.