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Frye Academy

Frye Academy 

Jurors must read and debate four contemporary Canadian books, two in English and two in French, and vote for a winner. The winning author will then be invited to come meet the jury at an event during the Frye Festival.  

Books are provided to jurors and there is no cost to participate. The program is open to students in grades 9 to 12 in New Brunswick. However, jurors are expected to attend debates and the author meeting in person in Moncton.


Key dates:
  • Friday, November 10, deadline to register.
  • Saturday, November 25 at 10:30 am. Jury meet & greet and ice-breaker.
  • Saturday, January  13  at 10:30 am. 1st battle of the books.
  • Saturday, February 24 at 10:30 am. 2nd battle of the books, jury deliberation and final vote. Frye Festival (April 21 to 28). The jury meets the winning author.
We would like to thank the publishers HarperCollins, La Peuplade, Penguin Random House et Le Quartanier for their generous donations of books for the program.



First debate: Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant vs Le poids de la neige by Christian Guay-Poliquin 

                                9780307397546       PoidsDeLaNeige C1

Second debate: Taqawan by Éric Plamondon vs When the Saints by Sarah Mian

                              9782896983087     WhentheSaints