2014 CAA Literary Awards Revealed

From the Canadian Authors Association June 21, 2014 – Tonight the Canadian Authors Association (CAA) continued its long-held tradition of writers honouring writers and announced the winners of its 2014 Literary Awards competition during the CanWrite! Conference and Retreat in Orillia, Ontario. Joseph Boyden was awarded the CAA Fiction Award for The Orenda (Penguin Group … Read more

First PMC Aboriginal Literature award to Vancouver writer/artist

>>From the Periodical Marketers of Canada TORONTO: The first Aboriginal Literature Award has been presented by Periodical Marketers of Canada to Julie Flett of Vancouver, author/illustrator of Wild Berries/Pakwa che Menisu, a picture book for children published in English and Cree. Winner of the $5,000 award for 2014 was chosen from a five-title short list … Read more

OLA Announces 2014 Forest of Reading® Golden Oak™ Award

Canadian readers choose the best in Canadian fiction and non-fiction from the Ontario Library Association   TORONTO, ON (June 5, 2014) – After weeks of voting, Ontarians have decided: The Stamp Collector by Jennifer Lanthier, illustrated by François Thisdale, has won the 2014 Forest of Reading Golden Oak Award. “My heart is so full right now I can hardly type these words,” … Read more

Scientist Eric Marshall and Journalist Chris Turner are Joint Recipients of the 2014 Freedom to Read Award

via The Writers’ Union of Canada This year’s award calls attention to recent library closings The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) recognizes the work and accomplishments of scientist Eric Marshall and journalist Chris Turner with its 2014 Freedom to Read Award Eric Marshall, a retired biologist living in British Columbia, built a collection of over 200,000 books that became … Read more

Dale Askey Recipient of the 2014 Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada from the Canadian Library Association

The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce that Dale Askey, of McMaster University, has been chosen as winner of the 2014 Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada for his commitment to intellectual freedom in the face of an unprecedented defamation suit brought against him by the academic publisher Edwin Mellen Press. Mr. Askey, … Read more