Yesterday at the Toronto Congress Centre, Terry Fallis was awarded the Libris Author award, beating out Will Ferguson, Alice Munro, and Nancy Richler.
Ferguson had his own victory when he took home the fiction prize for his novel 419 (Penguin Canada), and Munro was honoured with a lifetime achievement award.
The CBA Libris Awards are voted on by independent booksellers, recognizing literary achievement and contributions from members of the book industry.
The winners are:
419, Will Ferguson (Penguin Canada)
The Inconvenient Indian, Thomas King (Doubleday Canada)
BookLore Stores (Orangeville, ON)
Mabel’s Fables (Toronto, ON)
University of Toronto Bookstore (Toronto, ON)
Such Wicked Intent, Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins Canada)
Iris Tupholme, HarperCollins Canada
Morgen Young, Ampersand
This Is Not My Hat, Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press)
Random House of Canada
CBA’s Libris Lifetime Achievement Award
Alice Munro and Jack Rabinovitch
Young Bookseller of the Year
Michael Bumstead, Whodunit? Mystery Bookstore (Winnipeg, MB)