Author Nino Ricci and poet Lorna Crozier are among the 50 new nominees appointed to the Order of Canada.
Crozier was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada for “her poetry and for her mentorship of the next generation of Canadian poets.” She is joined by New Brunswick’s Herménégilde Chiasson, who received the honour “for his contributions to the influence of Acadian culture as a poet, playwright, filmmaker, painter, and lieutenant-governor.”
Nino Ricci was named a member of the Order of Canada for “his contributions to Canadian literature as a renowned author.” New York–based author Malcolm Gladwell and literary activist/University of Ottawa professor David Staines were also named members.
The announcement was made today by Governor-General David Johnston. No date has been set for the ceremony.