CAA Lit Awards Winners Revealed
>> From the Canadian Authors Association
June 18, 2016 – The Canadian Authors Association today announced the winners of its 2016 Literary Awards during a lunch event held at the Canadian Writers’ Summit in Toronto, Ontario.
The 2015 Canadian Authors Literary Awards winners are as follows:
CAA Award for Fiction
- Nino Ricci, Toronto, Ontario, for Sleep (Doubleday Canada)
CAA Award for Canadian History
- Debra Komer, Collingwood, Ontario, for The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson’s Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr. (Goose Lane Editions)
CAA Award for Poetry
- Joe Denham, Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, for Regeneration Machine (Nightwood Editions)
CAA Emerging Writer Award
- Kayla Czaga, Vancouver, British Columbia, nominated by Nightwood Editions
Canadian Authors Fred Kerner Award
- Caroline Vu, Montreal, Quebec, for Palawan Story (Deux Voiliers Publishing)
Introduced in 1975, the CAA Literary Awards honour Canadian writers who achieve excellence without sacrificing popular appeal – a tradition originally begun in 1937 with the creation of the Governor General’s medals for literature (now overseen by the Canada Council of the Arts). The competition is open to all writers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. This event marks the second time the awards have been held during the Leacock Summer Festival.
Founded by Stephen Leacock and several other prominent Canadian writers in 1921, the Canadian Authors Association has continued to maintain a focus on “writers helping writers” since its inception.