The Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize was established by the City Council in 1995 and is administered by the Writers Guild of Alberta. The award was recently renamed to honour Robert Kroetsch, who died in a tragic car accident in 2011. Entries must deal with some aspect of the city of Edmonton : history, geography, current affairs, its arts or its people or be written by an Edmonton author. Entries may be fiction, non-fiction, poetry or drama written for adults or children, published in the preceding year. The winning author will receive a prize of $10,000. The prize is sponsored by Audreys Books and the Edmonton Arts Council.
2012 Winner: Judy Schultz, Freddy’s War (Brindle & Glass)