The shortlist for the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards has been released and ISER Book's is proud to announce that John Nick Jeddore has been posthumously nominated for the NL Book Award for Non-Fiction alongside Jenny Higgins and James McLeod!
The Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards are a partnership between the Literary Arts Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador under the distinguished patronage of The Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, and aim to celebrate and honour excellence in writing by authors in Canada’s easternmost province.
The jury citation praised Moccasin Tracks as “an unsentimental record of a life lived, of a Conne River Indian who respects the tradition he was born into and recognizes its vulnerability to a newer age…Jeddore’s senses are finely tuned.”
Moccasin Tracks is John Nick Jeddore’s richly detailed memoir of life ‘on the country’ and in Conne River, Bay D’Espoir. His historical account recounts a lifetime of following in his ancestors’ footsteps and reflects on his attempts to reconcile that heritage with a changing social and cultural world.