On June 15 at a ceremony in Orillia, Ontario, Vancouver’s Christopher Meades was presented with the Canadian Authors Association’s fiction award for his novel The Last Hiccup (ECW Press).
Founded in 1975, the CAA Literary Awards are presented to writers who “achieve excellence without sacrificing popular appeal.”
The other winners are:
CAA Lela Common Award for Canadian History
Michael S. Cross, A Biography of Robert Baldwin: The Morning-Star of Memory (Oxford University Press)
CAA Poetry Award
Don McKay, Paradoxides (McClelland & Stewart)
2013 Emerging Writers
Claire Battershill, Jay Bahadur
Each winner receives $2,000 and a silver medal. Co-winnersBattershill and Bahadur split the $500 prize for emerging writer.