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Via the Editors’ Association of Canada
The Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) is pleased to announce that Sandy Newton of Cupids, NL, is the winner of the 2012 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. Newton was awarded the $2,000 prize for her work on Here’s the Catch: The Fish We Harvest from the Northwest Atlantic, by Wade Kearley (Boulder Publications). The award was presented at EAC’s annual awards banquet, which took place on June 8, 2013, at the Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax.
Newton was unable to attend the award ceremony, but was honoured and delighted to hear that she had won.
“Winning this award gives a tremendous boost to both my personal confidence and my belief in the merit of the editorial processes I have been applying,” she said.
Here’s the Catch is an illustrated celebration of 52 finfish species that are the reason many communities in Atlantic Canada remain linked to the northwest Atlantic Ocean. The book is also a complex two-and-a-half-year project. Newton was the nominally the managing editor, but in reality played a much larger role. Newton had a hand in verifying factual information, guiding the book’s development through stylistic editing, and assisting with page design. The judges praised her meticulous attention to detail and her thoughtful insights, which contributed to the high quality of the finished work.
“The value [Newton] added to this book is most consequential,” commented one judge. “[She] clearly adheres to the highest possible professional standards.” [more...]
Via the Ontario Media Development Corporation
Winners of Ontario’s foremost prize for literary excellence, the Trillium Book Award, were announced this evening by Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, at a dinner hosted by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC).
• This year’s winner for the Trillium Book Award in English-language is: Alice Munro, Dear Life: Stories (McClelland & Stewart)
• The winner for the Trillium Book Award in French-language is: Paul Savoie, Bleu bémol (Éditions David)
• This year’s English-language winner for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry is: Matthew Tierney, Probably Inevitable (Coach House Books)
• The winner for the Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature in French-language is: Claude Forand, Un moine trop bavard (Éditions David)
Via the Griffen Poetry Prize
Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, and Other Poems, translated from the Arabic by Fady Joudah, written by Ghassan Zaqtan and What’s the Score? by David W. McFadden are the International and Canadian winners of the 2013 annual Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money.
The Griffin Poetry Prize was founded in 2000 to serve and encourage excellence in poetry. The prize is for first edition books of poetry written in, or translated into, English and submitted from anywhere in the world.
The awards ceremony, attended by some 400 invited guests, was held at Corus Quay – a new venue featuring a five-storey bio-wall and a wall of glass with doors opening onto a lakefront promenade. Scott Griffin, founder of the prize, and trustees Margaret Atwood, Robert Hass, Michael Ondaatje and David Young hosted the event where the guests enjoyed speeches and readings by Pura López-Colomé and Kyla Kane, first national champion (English Stream) of Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie. [more...]
Via the Ontario Library Association
The Ontario Library Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 OLA New Library Building Awards.
The purpose of the OLA New Library Building Awards is to encourage and showcase excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries in Ontario. The competition runs every third year to allow a critical number of projects in all types of libraries to accumulate.
This year’s recipients are:
• Centennial College – Library and Academic Facility
Diamond Schmitt Architects
• Kingston Frontenac Public Library – Sydenham Public Library
Shoalts & Zaback Architects Ltd. [more...]