Finalists for 2015 Trillium Book Award Announced

>>View the OMDC press release TORONTO – Six English  and five French books have been shortlisted for the 2015 Trillium Book Award, the Ontario government’s prestigious award for literature.  Three titles are also shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English language and three titles for the Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature … Read more

Alessandra Naccarato wins RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

>>From the Writers’ Trust of Canada Toronto – May 26, 2015 – The Writers’ Trust of Canada has announced Alessandra Naccarato as the winner of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. The award spotlights Canada’s most talented developing writers, giving them much needed funding, exposure, and mentorship opportunities, and has a strong track record for discovering and … Read more

Franke James receives inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize

>>From PEN Canada TORONTO, May 26, 2015 – Writer, artist and environmental activist Franke James will receive the inaugural PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize at PEN Canada’s Ideas in Dialogue event, June 2. Introduced in 2014 in memory of Kenneth A. Filkow, member of PEN’s Canadian Issues Committee and former Chair of the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, the … Read more

Ontario Library Association Announces the 2015 Forest of Reading® Winners

>>From the Ontario Library Assocation TORONTO, ON (May 13, 2015) – The votes are in!  Over 250,000 children have participated in the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) annual Forest of Reading program and have helped to choose the best Canadian authors and illustrators of our time. The awards were presented on May 12 and 13 at the … Read more

First Nation Communities Read announces 2015-2016 shortlist of books for young adults and adults

>>From the Periodical Marketers of Canada Toronto, May 5, 2015 – Five books are in contention to become the First Nation Communities Read community reading selection for 2015-2016. Five jury members from First Nation public libraries in Ontario made the shortlist selections. The title selection announcement for 2015-2016 will take place in Toronto on June … Read more