The Ontario Library Association Announces 2014 Award Recipients

OLA salutes the best! The Ontario Library Association would like to congratulate the award recipients this year. These awards will be presented during the annual OLA Super Conference, held from January 29, 2013 to February 1, 2014. The award winners are: OLA’s Larry Moore Distinguished Service Award: M.J. D’Elia, Acting Head of the Learning & … Read more

2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize Announces Its Shortlist

October 8, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – Today in a morning press event at the Soho House in downtown Toronto, more than 100 media and members of the publishing industry gathered to hear the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announce its shortlist.

The five finalists were chosen by the award-winning, three-member jury empanelled for the 2013 prize: Canadian writers Margaret Atwood and Esi Edugyan; and American author Jonathan Lethem.

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Finalists Announced for 2013 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is pleased to announce the finalists for its seven major children’s book awards:

  • TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award  ($30,000)
  • Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse  ($30,000)
  • Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award  ($20,000)
  • Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction  ($10,000)
  • Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People  ($5,000)
  • John Spray Mystery Award  ($5,000)
  • Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy  ($5,000) 

The winners will be announced at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards and Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse – two invitation-only gala events in Toronto on October 22 and Montreal on October 29. Overall, $130,000 in prize monies will be awarded.

The nominated books exemplify some of the best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is proud to share these titles and the juries’ notes with you.

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Winners for the 2013 Trillium Book Award Announced

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)

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Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, and Other Poems Fady Joudah, translated from the Arabic, written by Ghassan Zaqtan and What’s the Score? David W McFadden Win the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize

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.

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