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Anita Best was the host and writer of a local CBC radio series, "A Little Ball of Yarns" in 1995-98 which served as a means for her to continue her much loved oral tradition but it is her ballad singing for which she is best known. Best has been recorded on a dozen albums and has three complete works to her credit, the award-winning “Color of Amber", with Pamela Morgan, "Some Songs" with guitarist Sandy Morris and the solo recording "Crosshanded".
With Genevieve Lehr, Anita collected the songs for Come and I Will Sing You: A Newfoundland Songbook, published by the University of Toronto. In 2019, Clever Maids, Fearless Jacks and a Cat: Fairy Tales from a Living Oral Tradition, edited by Anita Best, Pauline Greenhill and Martin Lovelace was published by the University of Utah.
She has received several awards and honours for her work, including The Order of Canada, The Marius Barbeau Award and an Honorary doctorate from Memorial University.