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With new sponsorship, Charles Taylor Prize rebrands and launches new award

The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction announced today that it is rebranding and launching a new award thanks to a major sponsorship from RBC... Read the rest »

First Nation Communities Read announces new aboriginal literary award

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, First Nation Communities Read has teamed up with the Periodical Marketers of Canada to launch a new literary award, which... Read the rest »

Taste Canada’s food-writing awards seek industry partnerships and brand recognition

It’s been nearly two years since the Canadian Culinary Book Awards rebranded as Taste Canada – The Food Writing Awards with hopes of elevating its... Read the rest »

Canadian booksellers cheer Munro’s Nobel win

In a statement released this afternoon, Alice Munro said she hoped her Nobel Prize for Literature win will foster “interest in all Canadian writers” and... Read the rest »

Carol McDougall receives Beacon Award for Social Justice Literature

Nova Scotia author Carol McDougall has won the 2013 Beacon Award for Social Justice Literature, given annually to an unpublished novel. McDougall’s winning manuscript, entitled... Read the rest »

UBC announces writing prize in partnership with HarperCollins Canada and The Cooke Agency

HarperCollins Canada and The Cooke Agency have launched a new writing prize in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s creative writing program. The... Read the rest »

CODE announces inaugural shortlist for YA fiction prize

The Canadian Organization for Development through Education has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Literature, which recognizes... Read the rest »

Awards: George Fetherling wins Mayor’s Arts Award

Novelist and poet George Fetherling has been named winner of a Mayor’s Arts Award for the literary arts. Previous recipients of the $2,500 prize, sponsored... Read the rest »

Griffin shortlist puts spotlight on lesser-known poetry presses

The Canadian shortlist for this year’s Griffin Poetry Prize contains its share of surprises. Two out of three of the poets – Ian... Read the rest »

St. John’s prepares to host first Atlantic Book Awards

For the first time in its almost 13-year history, the Atlantic Book Awards are moving from Halifax. The May 17 ceremony, which wraps up a... Read the rest »

Snare Books announces Robert Kroetsch Award winner

Montreal’s Snare Books has named first-time poet Laura Broadbent winner of the 2012 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry for her book Oh There You... Read the rest »

Joan Thomas, Chris Turner among upcoming Berton House writers-in-residence

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has announced the next four writers-in-residence for the Berton House Writers’ Retreat, Canada’s northernmost authors’ residency program in Dawson City,... Read the rest »

League of Canadian Poets announces award to honour Raymond Souster

The League of Canadian Poets plans to name a new literary award after Raymond Souster, a league founder and one of Canada’s most enduring poets.... Read the rest »

UBC Press wins $10,000 Wilson Prize for Canadian history

UBC Press has been named winner of the Wilson Prize for Publishing Canadian History. The $10,000 award, administered by the Wilson Institute for Canadian History... Read the rest »

CBC Books, RBC partner with Charles Taylor Prize

The Charles Taylor Foundation has named CBC Books as its media partner for the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction. The announcement was... Read the rest »

Quebec Writers’ Federation reveals prize shortlists

The Quebec Writers’ Federation has announced the shortlists for its annual slate of prizes. The winners of the six prizes, worth a total of $12,000,... Read the rest »

HarperCollins Canada sponsors new prize for science fiction and fantasy

To coincide with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre awards gala on Tuesday, organizers have announced a new children’s literature prize to honour excellence in the... Read the rest »

Poetry in Voice welcomes Quebec entrants

After launching in Ontario last spring, Poetry in Voice, the high-school poetry recitation contest founded by Scott Griffin, is expanding to Quebec, where students will... Read the rest »

Quebec Writers’ Federation lands new sponsors for literary prizes

The Quebec Writers’ Federation has lined up a pair of new sponsors for its annual literary awards. Concordia University will now sponsor the Concordia... Read the rest »

Fatty Legs wins First Nation Communities Read prize for 2011–12

The First Nation Communities Read program has selected Fatty Legs: A True Story (Annick Press), written by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and illustrated by... Read the rest »

Myrna Dey’s Extensions wins a place on Giller Prize longlist

A first-time novelist from Kamsack, Saskatchewan, is a surprise nomination as the first ever CBC Books Readers’ Choice winner for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Myrna... Read the rest »

CBC launches Canada Writes website

Aspiring authors looking for feedback on their work might want to check out CBC’s new website, Canada Writes, launching Tuesday. A counterpart to the broadcaster’s... Read the rest »

Writers’ Trust confirms dates for inaugural Weston Prize

The Writers’ Trust of Canada is hoping to make a splash this fall with the launch of the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for... Read the rest »

Shortlist for Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards announced

On June 14, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre announced the finalists for six awards it administers. The winners of the five English-language awards will... Read the rest »

Lowther, Lampert award winners announced

The League of Canadian Poets has announced the winners of the Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards. Ann Swanson won the Lampert Award for... Read the rest »

Rona Arato wins OLA Golden Oak Award

The Ontario Library Association presented its Golden Oak Award to Rona Arato’s Courage and Compassion: Ten Canadians Who Made a Difference (Maple Tree Press). Part... Read the rest »

Watt, Oppel take home Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards

Mélanie Watt and Kenneth Oppel have won the 2011 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Picture Book Awards. Written and illustrated by Watt, Chester’s Masterpiece... Read the rest »

Louise Penny, Stevie Cameron among winners of Arthur Ellis Awards

Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache and Stevie Cameron’s exposé of the investigation of serial murderer Robert Pickton took top honours at last night’s Arthur Ellis... Read the rest »

Association of Canadian Publishers honours 12 trailblazing women

The Association of Canadian Publishers has named not one, but a dozen women “pioneers” for this year’s President’s Award. According to ACP president Margie... Read the rest »

Emma Donoghue, Ken Sparling nominated for Trillium Book Award

The shortlist for the Trillium Book Award, which recognizes excellence and supports the promotion of Ontario writers, was announced on Monday. Emma Donoghue continues... Read the rest »

Billie Livingston wins Danuta Gleed award for short fiction

Vancouver writer Billie Livingston has won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for Greedy Little Eyes (Vintage Canada). Livingston was awarded the $10,000 prize, given to... Read the rest »

Freelance advocate Heather Robertson receives Graeme Gibson Award

Author Heather Robertson was presented with the Graeme Gibson Award at The Writers’ Union AGM on May 28. It is only the third time the... Read the rest »

Emma Donoghue doubles up at CBA Libris Awards

The Canadian Booksellers Association handed out its Libris Awards on Saturday as part of its three-day national conference in Toronto. The winners are as follows:... Read the rest »

Forest of Reading Award winners announced

The Ontario Library Association and the Authors at Harbourfront Centre have announced the winners of the 2011 Forest of Reading Awards for the top Canadian... Read the rest »

Designer Glenn Goluska receives Alcuin's lifetime achievement award

Glenn Goluska has been awarded the Robert R. Reid Award and Medal for lifetime achievement in book arts by Vancouver’s Alcuin Society. Goluska is a... Read the rest »

Ezra Levant wins National Business Book Award

Controversial Sun Media talk-show host, journalist, and lawyer Ezra Levant has won the National Business Book Award for Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oil... Read the rest »

Access Copyright Foundation awards $100,000 in research grants

Last week, the Access Copyright Foundation announced the first recipients of its new research grant program. Administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the organization awarded... Read the rest »

Alexander MacLeod shortlisted for Danuta Gleed

Scotiabank Giller Prize nominee Alexander MacLeod’s Light Lifting (Biblioasis) is one of five titles nominated for this year’s Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Administered by The... Read the rest »

Doug Saunders’ Arrival City wins the Donner Prize

Journalist Doug Saunders has won the 13th annual Donner Prize for Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World. The $35,000 award celebrates the... Read the rest »

Trevor Cole’s Practical Jean wins the Leacock

Trevor Cole has won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for his novel, Practical Jean (McClelland & Stewart). The $15,000 prize is awarded to the... Read the rest »

George Bowering wins Lieutenant Governor’s Award at B.C. Book Prizes

George Bowering, two-time Governor General’s Literary Award recipient and a former Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence at... Read the rest »

Economics-focused books dominate National Business Book Award shortlist

The shortlist for the 26th National Business Book Award was announced on April 19. The $20,000 prize is presented to an “outstanding Canadian business-related... Read the rest »

Groundwood and Kids Can Press lead Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz shortlists

The shortlists for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards were announced on April 20. The awards recognize “artistic excellence in writing and illustration... Read the rest »

Donoghue, Winter, and Skibsrud competing for Libris Awards

The Canadian Booksellers Association has announced the shortlists for the 2011 Libris Awards, which will be handed out in Toronto on May 14. Voted on... Read the rest »

Fallis takes The High Road to Leacock medal shortlist

The shortlist for the 2011 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour has been announced.   This year’s nominees are: Toby:... Read the rest »

Montreal International Poetry Prize offering $50,000 for one winning poem

Talk about making your words count. The winner of the inaugural Montreal International Poetry Prize will pocket $50,000 for just one short poem. The... Read the rest »

UBC, MQUP awarded Canada Prizes for excellence in scholarly publishing

The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has announced the winners of this year’s Canada Prizes. The $2,500 prizes are handed out each... Read the rest »

How W.P. Kinsella arrived at Enfield & Wizenty

When Enfield & Wizenty associate editor Maurice Mierau was gathering submissions for the imprint’s 2011 Colophon Prize, he was not expecting a manuscript from Shoeless... Read the rest »

Canada Prize shortlist announced

The Canada Prize shortlist was announced on February 28. The book awards, sponsored by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, recognize scholarly... Read the rest »

E-books not mandatory for Scotiabank Giller Prize submissions

On Tuesday, Q&Q reported that jurors for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize are being provided with digital copies of titles, along with hard-bound copies.... Read the rest »

W.P. Kinsella wins Colophon Prize for unpublished novel

Shoeless Joe author W.P. Kinsella is the winner of Winnipeg publisher Enfield & Wizenty’s second annual Colophon Prize. Butterfly Winter, Kinsella’s first novel since 1998’s... Read the rest »

Charles Foran’s Richler bio wins 2011 Charles Taylor Prize

Novelist and journalist Charles Foran’s Mordecai: Life and Times (Knopf Canada) has won the tenth edition of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction. Foran... Read the rest »

Vaillant's Tiger tale wins $40,000 non-fiction prize

John Vaillant’s harrowing true-life tale of a series of tiger attacks in eastern Siberia has won the country’s richest non-fiction prize. At a lunchtime ceremony... Read the rest »

Caramba chosen for massive school giveaway

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre and TD Bank  have chosen Marie-Louise Gay’s picture book Caramba (Groundwood Books) for this year’s TD Grade One Book Giveaway.... Read the rest »

Diane Warren, Allan Casey take top honours at Prairies-dominated GG awards

This year’s literary awards season will be remembered for its surprises. Following last week’s unexpected Scotiabank Giller Prize upset, the Governor General’s Literary Awards for... Read the rest »

Alison Pick’s Far to Go honoured by Words Worth Books award

Words Worth Books in Waterloo, Ontario, has awarded author Alison Pick the 2010 Words Worthy Award for her novel Far to Go. The award, decided... Read the rest »

Donoghue, FitzGerald win Writers' Trust Awards

At a gala event last night in Toronto, the Writers’ Trust of Canada handed out a total of $147,000 to writers as part of the... Read the rest »

Visions of British Columbia wins 2010 City of Vancouver Book Award

Bruce Grenville and Scott Steedman’s Visions of British Columbia (Douglas & McIntyre), which looks at works from the Vancouver Art Gallery, has won the $2,000... Read the rest »

Mark Sinnett wins Toronto Book Award

 Author Mark Sinnett of Kingston, Ontario, was handed the Toronto Book Award on Wednesday night for his novel The Carnivore (ECW Press), which is partly set... Read the rest »

Canadian Culinary Book Awards shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2010 Canadian Culinary Book Awards have been announced. The nominees are: English Special Interest Category (books about food and beverages... Read the rest »

TWUC awards Writing for Children prize

The Writers’ Union of Canada has named Toronto resident Victoria Jones winner of the 14th annual Writing for Children Competition for her short story “Family.”... Read the rest »

Sunburst Award faces uncertain future

For the last decade, the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic has been a volunteer-run labour of love, surviving on donations from individuals... Read the rest »

Inaugural Lane Anderson Award nominees announced

The six nominees for the inaugural Lane Anderson Award were announced today by Hollister Doll and Sharon Fitzhenry, directors of the Fitzhenry Family Foundation. The... Read the rest »

Solie, Brown take home the Trillium

  For only the fourth time in 23 years, a work of non-fiction has won the Trillium Book Award for the best book published by... Read the rest »

Robert J. Sawyer takes home Aurora best novel award

The winners of the 2010 Prix Aurora Awards were announced over the Victoria Day weekend at a gala banquet in Winnipeg as part of this... Read the rest »

Words Worth Books staffer wins inaugural Young Bookseller of the Year Award

Mandy Brouse, a bookseller at Words Worth Books in Waterloo, Ontario, has been named the winner of the inaugural Chase Paymentech Young Bookseller of the... Read the rest »

Long Powwow Nights selected for First Nation Communities Read

A six-member jury of First Nation librarians and the Southern Ontario Library Service have chosen the Red Deer Press title Long Powwow Nights as this... Read the rest »

Brian Bow wins Donner Prize

The winner of the 12th annual Donner Prize, which recognizes books on Canadian public policy, was awarded Wednesday night to Dalhousie University associate professor of... Read the rest »

Cathleen With, Lornia Crozier among BC Book Prizes winners

The West Coast Book Prize Society announced the winners of the 26th annual BC Book Prizes on April 24. Each winner receives $2,000, with the... Read the rest »

Bronwen Wallace Award shortlist announced

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has announced the finalists for the 16th annual RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, which is given to an... Read the rest »

Lisa Moore among Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award nominees

The finalists for the 14th annual Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards have been announced by the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Literary... Read the rest »

Memorial University prof wins J.W. Dafoe Prize

Memorial University professor Sean T. Cadigan has been awarded the $10,000 J.W. Dafoe Prize for Newfoundland and Labrador: A History (University of Toronto Press). The... Read the rest »

Shandi Mitchell two-time winner at Atlantic Book Awards

The Atlantic Book Awards were handed out on April 14 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and first-time author Shandi Mitchell managed to beat out authors Linden... Read the rest »

Oleg Lipchenko wins IBBY Canada picture book award

The Canadian arm of the International Board on Books for Young People has awarded the 2009 IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award to illustrator... Read the rest »

Stan Persky wins 7th Annual Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence

The West Coast Book Prize Society announced today that it has awarded Stan Persky the 7th annual Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. Established in... Read the rest »

Donner Prize finalists announced

The 2009/2010 Donner Prize shortlist was announced this morning by Allan Gotlieb, chairman of the Donner Canadian Foundation. The finalists are:... Read the rest »

MacIntyre, Crummey, and Lyon nab Libris fiction nods

The Canadian Booksellers Association has unveiled the shortlists for the 2010 Libris Awards, which will be handed out in Toronto on May 29. The nominees... Read the rest »

Ferguson, Borel nominated for Leacock

The Leacock Association has announced the nominees for the $10,000 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for humour writing. They are as follows:... Read the rest »

Major, Trofimuk win Edmonton arts awards

The mayor of Edmonton, Stephen Mandel, handed out the city's Celebration of the Arts awards at a ceremony on March 22, and author Thomas Trofimuk... Read the rest »

2010 Lowther, Lampert shortlists released

The League of Canadian Poets announced the shortlists for its two annual poetry prizes. The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award recognizes the best first book of... Read the rest »

John Lutz and David A. Wilson win Scholarly Book Prizes

The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences awarded four writers with scholarly book prizes at a ceremony in Ottawa on Saturday. The... Read the rest »

CBC Literary Awards announced

CBC Radio-Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, and enRoute magazine announced the winners of the 2009 CBC Literary Awards Thursday morning. The awards recognize... Read the rest »

Alan Bradley wins Dilys Award

Alan Bradley's The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie has won the 2009 Dilys Award, given annually by the U.S.-based Independent Mystery Booksellers Association... Read the rest »

BC Book Prizes nominees announced

The West Coast Book Prize Society has announced the shortlists for the 26th annual BC Book Prizes:   Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize:  ... Read the rest »

John English takes home Shaughnessy Cohen Prize

Historian and University of Waterloo professor John English has won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre... Read the rest »

Jake Kennedy wins Robert Kroetsch Award

Snare Books has announced that Jake Kennedy, of Kelowna, B.C., is the winner of the 2010 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Kennedy’s collection of... Read the rest »

Randall Maggs wins Kobzar Award

Author Randall Maggs was awarded the 3rd biennial Kobzar Literary Award for Ukrainian-Canadian writing for his book Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems (Brick Books) in... Read the rest »

Deborah Ellis wins OLA President’s Award

The Ontario Library Association has recognized children’s author Deborah Ellis with its President’s Award for Exceptional Achievement, which acknowledges an outstanding contribution to librarianship in... Read the rest »

Atlantic Book Awards shortlists announced

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Michaels, Moore, and Crummey nominated for Commonwealth Writers' Prize

The regional shortlists for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize have been released. Canadian authors swept the nominations for best book in the Caribbean and Canadian section,... Read the rest »

CBC Literary Awards shortlists announced

CBC Radio, the Canada Council for the Arts, and enRoute magazine have announced the shortlists for the CBC Literary Awards. The 80 English-language finalists were... Read the rest »

IBBY Honour List unveiled

IBBY Canada has announced its selection for the 2010 IBBY Honour List, a biennial selection of outstanding books for children. The selected titles will be... Read the rest »

Ian Brown takes home the 2010 Charles Taylor Prize

A wrenchingly personal memoir about raising a severely disabled child has beat out a trio of biographies to take the 2010 Charles Taylor Prize for... Read the rest »

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize nominees announced

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has announced the finalists for the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The prize will be awarded at the... Read the rest »

Joe Kertes wins Jewish book award

Toronto author Joe Kertes’s Gratitude (Viking Canada) was named winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction in New York earlier this week. Kertes... Read the rest »

Ian Brown, Ken Whyte among Charles Taylor Prize nominees

The nominees for the $25,000 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction were announced at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto this morning. The finalists are:... Read the rest »

Gurjinder Basran wins publishing contract with Mother Tongue Publishing

The winner of Mother Tongue Publishing’s Search for the Great B.C. Novel Contest is Gurjinder Basran’s Everything Was Goodbye, which will be published by the... Read the rest »

Skvorecky wins Angelus Central European Literature Award

The Czech-born, Toronto-based author Josef Skvorecky has received the 2009 Angelus Central European Literature Award for a new translation of his 1977 novel, The Engineer... Read the rest »

Annabel Lyon breaks the curse at Writers' Trust Awards

Heading into last night’s Writers’ Trust Awards, Vancouver author Annabel Lyon was expecting to join the ranks of authors such as Rawi Hage who’ve... Read the rest »

Shin-chi’s Canoe big winner at Canadian Children’s Literature Awards

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre announced the winners of the Canadian Children’s Literature Awards at a gala in Toronto last night. The victors are as... Read the rest »

Kate Pullinger is surprise winner at 2009 GGs

Kate Pullinger pulled off something of an upset at this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards when the U.K.-based author took home the $25,000 fiction prize... Read the rest »

Eric Siblin double winner at Quebec Writers’ Federation Awards

The 2009 Quebec Writers’ Federation Literary Awards were handed out last night in Montreal. The awards honour English-language literature published in Quebec. The winners were:... Read the rest »

Russell Wangersky wins Edna Staebler Award

Russell Wangersky has been named the winner of this year’s Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction for his memoir Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires... Read the rest »

Canadian Culinary Book Award winners

Cuisine Canada and the University of Guelph have announced the winners of the 12th annual Canadian Culinary Book Awards, which are as follows: Canadian... Read the rest »

Metcalf–Rooke shortlist announced

Biblioasis has just announced the five finalists for its 2009 Metcalf-Rooke Award for unpublished fiction. The finalists were selected from over 50 manuscripts, and Biblioasis... Read the rest »

QWF Community Award announced

The Quebec Writers’ Federation has announced that this year’s QWF Community Award will go to Adrian and Luci King-Edwards, owners of the 34-year-old Montreal independant... Read the rest »

Wangersky, Westoll among Staebler Award nominees

The shortlist for the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction has been announced. The $10,000 award recognizes Canadian writers for a first or second work... Read the rest »

Steinmetz, Pither win City of Ottawa Book Awards

The winners of the 2009 City of Ottawa Book Awards were announced earlier this week. The English fiction winner is Andrew Steinmetz’s Eva’s Threepenny Theatre... Read the rest »

Awards: Kim McArthur wins TIAW World of Difference Award

Publisher Kim McArthur has been honoured as part of The International Alliance for Women World of Difference 100 Awards, which recognizes women from around the... Read the rest »

Saskatchewan Book Awards shortlists

The nominees for the 17th annual Saskatchewan Book Awards were announced earlier this week. Awards in each of the 14 categories, including one new award... Read the rest »

Finalists announced for Quebec Writers’ Federation Literary Awards

The shortlists for the 2009 Quebec Writers’ Federation Literary Awards have been announced. Each of the six awards is worth $2,000, and the winners will... Read the rest »

Clarke wins Toronto Book Award

Austin Clarke has won the 2009 Toronto Book Award for his novel More (Thomas Allen Publishers). The award, which is worth $11,000, was given to... Read the rest »

Heritage Toronto Award nominees announced

The nominees for the annual Heritage Toronto Awards were recently announced, including those in the book category. The awards celebrate contributions by individuals and community... Read the rest »

Kobzar Literary Award shortlist announced

The nominees for the $25,000 Kobzar Literary Award, which recognizes Canadian writing on Ukrainian-Canadian themes, have been announed. The shortlisted titles are:... Read the rest »

Sunburst Award winners announced

The 2009 Sunburst Award for Canadian literature of the fantastic has been awarded to Andrew Davidson’s The Gargoyle (Random House Canada), while the Young Adult... Read the rest »

Joan Thomas takes Amazon First Novel Award

The winner of this year’s Amazon First Novel Award is Winnipeg author Joan Thomas, who won for Reading by Lightning (Goose Lane Editions), a coming-of-age... Read the rest »

Helen Humphreys named winner of Harbourfront prize

The International Festival of Authors has announced that this year’s Harbourfront Festival Prize, which comes with a cash award of $10,000, will be going to... Read the rest »

Toronto Book Award nominees

Toronto mayor David Miller announced the five finalists for the Toronto Book Awards this morning at the Toronto Reference Library. The nominees are:... Read the rest »

Presenting the Victoria Book Prize shortlists

The City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize – both worth $5,000 – are awarded annually to books by... Read the rest »

Ottawa Book Awards shortlists

The shortlists for the Ottawa Book Awards were announced yesterday. The winners in each category recieve $7,500, and the nominees recieve $1,000. English fiction:... Read the rest »

Jerry Auld shortlisted for 2009 Boardman Tasker Prize

Alberta author Jerry Auld has been shortlisted for the 2009 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature for his first novel, Hooker & Brown (Brindle &... Read the rest »

Canadian Culinary Book Awards shortlists

The nominees for the 2009 Canadian Culinary Book Awards – organized by Cuisine Canada and the University of Guelph – were announced earlier this week.... Read the rest »

ReLit shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2009 ReLit awards were announced Tuesday. The award recognizes books published by independent literary presses in Canada. Winners will be announced... Read the rest »

ReLit longlists announced

The (very long) longlists for the ninth annual ReLit Awards were unveiled last weekend. The nominees are as follows: POETRY:... Read the rest »

George Ryga Award longlist announced

The longlist for the seventh annual George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature has been announced. Named after the late author of The Ecstasy... Read the rest »

Thing-Thing, Shin-chi’s Canoe make strong showings in CCBC Awards shortlists

The finalists for the 2009 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards have been announced. The winners of the English-language awards will be announced at a gala... Read the rest »

Victoria author wins Keith Matthews Award

Freeman Tovell’s At the Far Reaches of Empire: The Life of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra (UBC Press) has been awarded the Canadian... Read the rest »

Awards: Nikiforuk wins $10,000 Society of Environmental Journalists prize

Andrew Nikiforuk’s Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent (Greystone Books) has been awarded the eighth annual Rachel Carson Environment Book Award... Read the rest »

Nikiforuk nominated for Grantham Prize

Andrew Nikiforuk’s Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent (Greystone Books) has been nominated for the Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting... Read the rest »

Ridley, Barwin win bpNichol chapbook award

Poets Sandra Ridley and Gary Barwin were named co-winners of the 2009 bpNichol Chapbook Poetry Award in a ceremony in Toronto last week. Ridley won... Read the rest »

R. Bruce Elder wins Robert Motherwell award

R. Bruce Elder has been named the winner of the Robert Motherwell Book Award for his book Harmony and Dissent: Film and Avant-garde Art Movements... Read the rest »

Kinsella wins lifetime achievement award

Author W.P. Kinsella has received the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award, an annual prize given to a B.C. author for an enduring contribution to the... Read the rest »

Debra Anderson wins Dayne Ogilvie Grant

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has named Toronto author Debra Anderson as the recipient of the third annual Dayne Ogilvie Grant. The $4,000 grant is... Read the rest »

Ricci, Bumsted win CAA Literary Awards

 The 2009 Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards were announced on June 6. The winners were: CAA/MOSAID Technologies Award for Fiction ($2,500): Nino Ricci, The... Read the rest »

Jenkinson, Guerette win Claude Aubry Awards

IBBY Canada, the Canadian branch of the International Board on Books for Young People, has named Dave Jenkinson and Charlotte Guerette as the recipients of... Read the rest »

Three Canadian winners at the 21st Lambda Literary Awards

Three Canadian authors were winners at the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards in New York last week. The awards recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature.... Read the rest »

LinwoodBarclay wins Arthur Ellis for best novel

The Crime Writers of Canada handed out the 2009 Arthur Ellis Awards in a ceremony in Toronto last night. The winners were as follows:... Read the rest »

2009 Trillium Book Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the Trillium Book Awards, which honour works by Ontario authors, have been announced: English Book Award ($20,000): •    Kevin Connolly, Revolver... Read the rest »

2009 Alberta Literary Awards winners announced

The Writers Guild of Alberta announced the winners of the 2009 Alberta Literary Awards at a gala on May 23 in Calgary. The winners are:... Read the rest »

Pasha Malla wins Danuta Gleed Literary Award

Pasha Malla has won this year’s Danuta Gleed Literary Award for his 2008 book The Withdrawal Method (House of Anansi Press). The $10,000 prize, administered... Read the rest »

2009 Forest of Reading winners

The winners of the 2009 Forest of Reading Festival of Trees awards – voted on by schoolchildren – were announced at an event held at... Read the rest »

The 2009 Manitoba Book Awards winners

The 2009 Manitoba Book Awards winners were announced at a gala late last month at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Multiple award-winners included Winnipeg writer... Read the rest »

Atlantic Ink Awards announced

The 2009 Atlantic Ink Awards were announced this past Friday at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. The ceremony was part of the week-long Atlantic Ink... Read the rest »

Alberta Book Publishing Award winners

The 2009 Alberta Book Publishing Awards were handed out last weekend at the University of Alberta Faculty Club. The winners were as follows: Contribution... Read the rest »

Skim wins Doug Wright Award

The 2009 Doug Wright Awards, which honour Canadian English-language comics and graphic novels, were handed out at a ceremony in the Art Gallery of Ontario... Read the rest »

Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award winners announced

The winners of the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards were announced at a ceremony at Government House in St. John’s on May 6. They are... Read the rest »

Gordon Pitts wins the 2009 National Business Book Award

Gordon Pitts has won this year’s National Business Book Award for his book Stampede! The Rise of the West and Canada’s New Power Elite, published... Read the rest »

2009 Alberta Literary Awards shortlists announced

The Writers Guild of Alberta has announced the shortlists for the 2009 Alberta Literary Awards, honouring the province’s top authors of fiction, non-fiction, short fiction,... Read the rest »

Canadians win big at the James Beard Foundation Awards

The U.S.-based James Beard Foundation Awards honour the best talents in the food and beverage industry, from chefs and restaurateurs to cookbook authors and food... Read the rest »

Vancouver author wins Leacock

Beating out fellow nominees William Deverell and Sheree Fitch, Vancouver author Mark Leiren-Young has been named the winner of the 2009 Stephen Leacock Medal for... Read the rest »

2009 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards

Books about Izzy Asper, Mordecai Richler, and Jesus Christ are all winners of the 21st annual Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards, celebrating... Read the rest »

Quartet of authors wins Donner Prize

The Donner Prize – for a book on Canadian public policy – was awarded last night to Ken S. Coates, P. Whitney Lackenbauer, William R.... Read the rest »

2009 BC Book Prizes awarded

The West Coast Book Prize Society handed out the BC Book Prizes on April 25, and authors Lee Henderson and Gabor Maté came home the... Read the rest »

2009 Arthur Ellis Awards shortlists announced

The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the shortlists for the 2009 Arthur Ellis Awards for best Canadian crime writing. The complete shortlists... Read the rest »

2009 Libris Awards Announced

Joseph Boyden’s sophomore novel, Through Black Spruce, which won the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize last November, has been lauded once again, becoming one of three... Read the rest »

Alcuin Society names year’s best Canadian book design

The Alcuin Society has announced the winners of this year’s Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. The full list of first-place winners, as... Read the rest »

Alberta Book Publishing Awards shortlists released

Rookie literary imprint Freehand Books has earned some more recognition – the press has earned three nominations in this year’s Alberta Book Publishing Awards. But... Read the rest »

Atwood vs. the business barons for Business Book Award

The five finalists for the 2009 National Business Book Awards have been announced. The award, worth $20,000, is given annually to a Canadian business-related book.... Read the rest »

Deverell, Fitch make Leacock shortlist

The shortlist for the 2009 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour has been announced. The nominees are: William Deverell, Kill... Read the rest »

Lowther, Lampert award shortlists announced

The League of Canadian Poets has announced the shortlists for The Pat Lowther Memorial Award, which honours a book of poetry by a Canadian woman,... Read the rest »

Timothy Brook wins U.S. non-fiction prize

Vancouver author Timothy Brook has won the U.S.-based Mark Lynton History Prize, worth $10,000 (U.S.), for his tome about the early beginnings of globalization, Vermeer's... Read the rest »

2009 Donner shortlist announced

The five finalists for the 2009 Donner Prize were announced early this morning. The prize, which is handed out annually, is for the best book... Read the rest »

Serafin wins Edna Staebler Award

Editor and essayist Bruce Serafin has been posthumously awarded the 2008 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction for Stardust, a collection of essays published in... Read the rest »

Winterset Award shortlist announced

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council has announced the shortlist for the 2008 Winterset Award, which honours Newfoundland and Labrador writing in any genre. The... Read the rest »

Munro, Toews nominated for big European prizes

The contenders for the Man Booker International Prize were announced today, and Alice Munro was the only Canadian nominee to make the 14-author list. Unlike... Read the rest »

Doug Wright Awards set to ramp-up for 2009

The shortlists for the Doug Wright Awards for Canadian cartooning have been announced (see below for all the nominees), and awards co-founder and director Brad... Read the rest »

Canadian titles nominated for Lambda awards

Three titles published by Arsenal Pulp Press have been shortlisted for the U.S.-based Lambda Literary Awards for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature. Ivan E.... Read the rest »

Aurora nominees announced

The nominees for the 2009 Prix Auroras, which are awarded to works of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, have been announced. The winners will be... Read the rest »

Cook, Bumstead nominated for John Wesley Dafoe prize

The nominees for this year’s John Wesley Dafoe Book Prize, which honours non-fiction titles on Canadian themes, have been announced. They are:... Read the rest »

Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced

The three-person jury for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize has been announced. According to a press release from prize founder Jack Rabinovitch, the big three... Read the rest »

BC Book Prizes shortlists announced

The West Coast Book Prize Society has announced the finalists in seven categories at the 25th Annual BC Book Prizes. The winners will be announced... Read the rest »

Endicott, Thomas win Commonwealth awards

The Calgary-based Freehand Press and the Fredericton-based Goose Lane Editions both have reason to celebrate this week, as titles from each company have won the... Read the rest »

British historian wins Gelber Prize

The British historian Sir Lawrence Freedman has won the 2009 Lionel Gelber Prize for his book A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East,... Read the rest »

Orbinski wins Shaughnessy Cohen Prize

James Orbinski has won The Writers’ Trust of Canada's Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his book An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action in the... Read the rest »

Donna Morrissey, Budge Wilson and others up for Atlantic prizes

Finalists have been announced for the 2009 Atlantic Book Awards, which will be given out in nine categories. There is one new category this... Read the rest »

CBC Literary Awards announced

The English-language winners of the CBC Literary Awards have been announced. The awards honour unpublished literary work, and the winning entries will be read on... Read the rest »

Klein wins inaugural Warwick award

Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism has been named the winner of the inaugural Warwick Prize for Writing, a British award... Read the rest »

Freedom to Read Award goes to Fleming

As Freedom to Read Week kicks off, the Writers’ Union of Canada has named the late Nancy Fleming – the former executive director of the... Read the rest »

Booker wins Short Prose award

The Writers’ Union of Canada has named Julie Booker as the winner of its Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers, for her story “Every Good... Read the rest »

Emerging Writers award nominations announced

The finalists for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, which is for unpublished writers under the age of 35, have been announced. They... Read the rest »

2009 Commonwealth Writers' Prize nominees

The shortlists for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers' Prize have been announced. The nominees in the Canadian/Caribbean category are: Best Book:... Read the rest »

Zakaria Tamer wins Blue Met prize

Officials from Montreal's Blue Metropolis lit fest have announced that the Syrian-born author Zakaria Tamer is the recipient of this year's Al Majidi Ibn Dhaher... Read the rest »

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize finalists

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has announced the finalists for the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The award will be presented on March... Read the rest »

Armstrong wins Collymore award

Of Water and Rock, a novel by Toronto author Thomas Armstrong, has won second prize in the 2008 Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Awards, which are... Read the rest »

Wangersky wins big non-fiction prize

Russell Wangersky collected the country’s richest non-fiction prize today at a lunchtime ceremony in Vancouver. Wangersky, who is the editor of the St. John’s Telegram... Read the rest »

Solway, Villemaire awarded Quebec literary grant

Authors David Solway and Yolande Villemaire have been named the recipients of  Quebec’s Bourse de carrière from the Conseil des arts et des lettres. The... Read the rest »

Awards news: The Diary of Laura's Twin

Kathy Kacer's The Diary of Laura’s Twin (Second Story Press) has won a U.S.-based award, the 2008 National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and YA... Read the rest »

Awards news: Lionel Gelber finalists announced

The five finalists for the 2009 Lionel Gelber Prize, for the best English-language books on international affairs, have been announced. They are:... Read the rest »

Northern “Lit” Award Shortlist Announced

The finalists for the fourth annual Northern “Lit” Award have been announced. The nominees are: •    Sean Costello, Here After (Your Scrivener Press) •   ... Read the rest »

B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-fiction nominees announced

The 2009 shortlist for the $40,000 B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, the largest non-fiction prize in the country, has been announced. The nominees are:... Read the rest »

Amy Jones wins Metcalf-Rooke

Toronto author Amy Jones has won the 2008-2009 Metcalf-Rooke Award for Short Fiction for her collection What Boys Like & Other Stories. Jones will receive... Read the rest »

Saskatchewan Book Award winners

The 16th annual Saskatchewan Book Awards were presented on Nov. 29 at a gala ceremony at Regina’s Conexus Arts Centre. Winners in 14 categories were... Read the rest »

Penguin wins marketing award

Penguin Canada won the Gold award at the 2008 Canadian Marketing Association Awards on Nov. 28 for its "100 Years of Anne" campaign, which promoted... Read the rest »

Byatt wins Blue Met

English novelist and literary critic A.S. Byatt has been named the winner of the 2009 Blue Metropolis International Literary Grand Prix. The $10,000 award recognizes... Read the rest »

Hage, Grescoe win QWF awards

Rawi Hage may have been shut out of the "big three" literary awards – the Scotiabank Giller Prize, The Governor General's Literary Awards, and The... Read the rest »

Ricci, Blatchford win GGs

Doubleday Canada has claimed the top two English-language prizes at the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Awards, which were announced in Montreal earlier this morning. Nino... Read the rest »

Book of Negroes wins Evergreen Award

The Ontario Library Association has named Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes (HarperCollins Canada) – about an 11-year-old child abducted from her village in West... Read the rest »

Boyden and Penguin bring home the Giller

Last night’s Scotiabank Giller Prize win was not just a triumph for Joseph Boyden – it was a relief for his publisher, Penguin Canada. Ever... Read the rest »

Ghosts of Gillers past

On the eve of this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize gala, Q&Q Omni got in touch with some past nominees (and one winner) whom we haven’t... Read the rest »

Canadian Culinary Book Awards announced

The 11th annual Canadian Culinary Book Award winners were presented on Nov. 7, opening day of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. The awards... Read the rest »

Banff Mountain Book awards

The 2008 Banff Mountain Book Festival Awards were announced Thursday, Nov. 6. The grand prize ($2,000) was shared by a Canadian title – Sid Marty's... Read the rest »

Curtis, Brewster among kids’ award winners

Christopher Paul Curtis was the big winner at the Canadian Children’s Literature Awards on Thursday night for his most recent novel, Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic... Read the rest »

Mary Soderstrom wins QWF award

The Quebec Writers’ Federation has named novelist and non-fiction writer (and frequent Q&Q contributor) Mary Soderstrom as the winner of this year’s QWF Community Award.... Read the rest »

2008 Canada-Japan Literary Award winners

The Canada Council for the Arts has named the winners of the 2008 Canada-Japan Literary Awards. The English-language winning work is Odori, a novel by... Read the rest »

Heritage Toronto book award winners

Heritage Toronto has announced the recipients of the 34th annual Heritage Toronto Awards, which go to individuals and community organizations, as well as industry professionals... Read the rest »

City of Vancouver Book Award

The 2008 City of Vancouver Book Award has gone to Brad Cran and Gillian Jerome's Hope in Shadows (Arsenal Pulp Press/Pivot Legal Society), a book... Read the rest »

Time to Read Award winner announced

The 2008 Time to Read Award/B.C. Achievement Foundation Award for Early Literacy has gone to author Bill Richardson and illustrator Cynthia Nugent for The Aunts... Read the rest »

Gelber jury announced

The jury for the 2009 Lionel Gelber Prize was announced this week. The jury will include returning chair George Russell, executive editor of Fox News... Read the rest »

Random House back on top at GG announcement

It certainly wasn't a banner year for small presses at the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Awards shortlist announcement, which took place at Ben McNally Books... Read the rest »

Downie wins Toronto Book Award

Glen Downie was named the winner of the 2008 Toronto Book Awards last Friday evening, for his poetry collection Loyalty Management, published by Wolsak and... Read the rest »

Victoria Book Prize winners

The Victoria Book Prizes were given out last week at a gala event at the Union Club of Victoria. Chris Tougas won the inaugural Bolen... Read the rest »

Ottawa Book Award winners

The Ottawa Book Awards were given out Saturday as part of the Ottawa International Writers Festival. The awards were presented in the categories of English... Read the rest »

Quebec Writers’ Federation Literary Awards shortlist

The finalists for the 2008 Quebec Writers’ Federation Literary Awards have been announced. For the first time, the awards will include a Prize for Children’s... Read the rest »

Saskatchewan Book Awards shortlist

The 2008 Saskatchewan Book Awards finalists were announced Wednesday. The shortlist, comprised of 54 titles in 14 categories, was pared down from a record 113... Read the rest »

Giller jury goes for new blood

It was out with the old, in with the new at Tuesday’s Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist announcement, where three of the five highly-coveted slots were... Read the rest »

Adamson wins First Novel Award amid questions about Books in Canada

Gil Adamson’s The Outlander (House of Anansi Press) won the 2007 Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award yesterday at a ceremony in Toronto’s swank Drake... Read the rest »

Awards news: Leacock ups prize pot

The Stephen Leacock Association, which administers the annual Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, has announced a new three-year partnership with TD Bank Financial Group to... Read the rest »

Awards news: Charles Taylor jurors announced

Noreen Taylor, chair of the board of trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation, has announced that the jurors for the 2009  Charles Taylor Prize for... Read the rest »

Writers' Trust shortlists announced

The finalists for the 2008 Writers' Trust prizes – in fiction, non-fiction, and short fiction – were announced this morning at Ben McNally Books in... Read the rest »

Choy wins Harbourfront prize

Novelist Wayson Choy has been named the winner of the 2008 Harbourfront Festival Prize, which honours an individual who has made “a substantial contribution to... Read the rest »

Canadian Children’s Book Centre award nominees

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has announced the finalists for three of the four children’s book awards it administers. (The fourth, the TD Canadian Children’s... Read the rest »

Griffin Trust names prize jurors

The Griffin Trust has announced that Saskia Hamilton, Dennis O’Driscoll, and Michael Redhill are the judges for the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize. The New... Read the rest »

Award news: Sunburst Awards

The 2008 Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic has gone to Nalo Hopkinson for her novel The New Moon's Arms (Warner Books/H.B. Fenn... Read the rest »

Award news: Ottawa Book Award nominees

The City of Ottawa has announced the finalists for the 2008 Ottawa Book Awards. Winners will receive a $5,000 prize, and all shortlisted authors will... Read the rest »

Familiar faces on Giller longlist

The longlist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, released Monday morning, is stocked with familiar faces. Among the 15 nominated authors are three previous winners (David... Read the rest »

Award news: Victoria prize nominees

Two non-fiction titles and a poetry collection are in the running for this year’s City of Victoria Butler Book Prize, while a picture book will... Read the rest »

Award news: Toronto Book Award nominees

Toronto mayor David Miller announced the five finalists for the 2008 Toronto Book Awards at a press conference this morning in the Toronto Reference Library.... Read the rest »

Cookbook awards organizers look for increased exposure

Canada’s cookbook awards are hoping for a boost in profile this year via a new association with Toronto’s Royal Winter Fair. The Canadian... Read the rest »

Grant MacEwan Literary Arts Award nominees announced

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts has announced the nominees for this year's Grant MacEwan Literary Arts Award, which recognizes the accomplishments of Alberta authors... Read the rest »

2008 Doug Wright Award recipients

The 2008 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning were handed out last Saturday night in a ceremony in Toronto. Best Book : The Magical... Read the rest »

TD Canadian Children’s Lit shortlist unveiled

Fiction dominates the shortlist for this year’s TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, which was announced this week. The five titles in the running for the... Read the rest »

Armstrong, Barclay, Chercover up for U.S. mystery prizes

Three Canadian authors are up for Shamus Awards this year. The annual prizes, run by Private Eye Writers of America, recognize detective fiction. Canadian nominees... Read the rest »

PEI Book Award shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2008 PEI Book Award has been announced. Charlottetown-based Acorn Press swept the nominations in both the fiction and poetry categories. (This... Read the rest »

ReLit Award winners announced

Author Kenneth J. Harvey has announced the winners of The ReLit Awards, which recognize works published by independent presses. The winners will be presented with... Read the rest »

George Ryga Award winner announced

Vancouver writer Leilah Nadir has won the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in B.C. Writing for her book The Orange Trees of Baghdad (Key... Read the rest »

Writers’ Trust awards increase in value

The Writers’ Trust has announced it will increase the prize money for several of its annual awards. Fiction, non-fiction, and mid-career winners will now receive... Read the rest »

Writers' Union Writing for Children award winner announced

The Writers' Union of Canada has announced that Ottawa writer M. Alicia Fraser has won the 12th annual Writing for Children Competition, for the best... Read the rest »

Literary lights among Order of Canada recipients

Some literary luminaries were among the 75 appointments to the Order of Canada announced last week by Governor General Michaëlle Jean. Writers Maria Campbell, George... Read the rest »

ReLit Awards shortlist announced

Author Kenneth J. Harvey has announced the shortlist for the eighth annual ReLit Awards, which recognize works published by independent presses. The winners will be... Read the rest »

City of Victoria book awards longlists announced

The Victoria Book Prize Society has announced the longlists for the fifth annual City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the new Bolen Books Children’s... Read the rest »

Lowther, Lampert award winners announced

The League of Canadian Poets has announced the winners of the Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards. Anne Simpson of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, won... Read the rest »

Zoe Whittall wins Dayne Ogilvie Grant

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has announced that Toronto writer Zoe Whittall is the recipient of the second annual Dayne Ogilvie Grant. The $4,000 grant... Read the rest »

ReLit Awards (very) longlist announced

Author Kenneth J. Harvey has announced the longlist for the eighth annual ReLit Awards, which recognize works published by independent presses. The winners will be... Read the rest »

Gowdy wins Trillium (finally)

“Fourth time lucky,” said author Barbara Gowdy as she stepped to the podium Thursday to accept the 2008 Trillium Award for English literature for her... Read the rest »

Jonathan Bennett wins K.M. Hunter Artist Award

Ontario writer Jonathan Bennett has won the 2008 K.M. Hunter Artist Award in the Literature category. The $8,000 award was announced June 10 at a... Read the rest »

Tom Fairley Award winner announced

Saeko Usukawa has won the 2007 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence for her contribution to Abstract Painting in Canada by Roald Nasgaard (Douglas &... Read the rest »

First Novel Award shortlist announced

Amazon.ca and Books in Canada have announced the finalists for the 31st annual First Novel Award. The winner will be announced in October in... Read the rest »

Redfern, Sher, Durcan win Ellis Awards

Each year at the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Awards dinner, Sleuth of Baker Street co-owner Marian Misters presents a sort of informal prize,... Read the rest »

Canadian winners at IPPY Awards

Canadian writers and publishers were among the winners at the 12th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards, given out at a ceremony May 30 in Los... Read the rest »

Arsenal wins twice at ForeWord awards

Several Canadian publishers won ForeWord Magazine awards at BookExpo America last week; the Canadian-originated gold winners are listed below. The awards, which recognize independent publishing,... Read the rest »

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