The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced the nominees for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Awards, the 80th year of the awards. The GGs are Canada's national literary awards, celebrating the best in Canadian Literature and showcasing the rich diversity to be found there. The nominees are selected by a peer assessment committee for each category--fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature-text, children's literature-illustration, and translation in both official languages.
The Book Publishers Association of Alberta recently announced the winners of the 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards at a gala event in Calgary. The Alberta Book Publishing Awards are handed out every year to books published by Alberta publishers. This year there were 77 entries across 11 and it was up to jurors from across the country to decide the winners.
Congratulations to our members and their designers and authors!
Freehand Books ~ Publisher of the Year
There will be a selection of books from our members in the Indie Publisher tent at the LPG / All Lit Up booth at this year's WORD Vancouver. Stop by to see some of the best independently published books in Canada plus some All Lit Up swag!
Come say hi and browse our collection of Canadian Literature published by our members at this year's WOTS festival in Toronto. We'll also have All Lit Up swag, including our totes which are free with purchase!
Latitude 46 Publishing was established in 2015 with a goal to publish distinctive literary works by established and emerging authors with a connection to northern Ontario, as well as narratives about the unique landscape and culture of the region. They seek to uncover the untold stories of the North, both fiction and non-fiction, although they’re equally interested in representing diverse storytellers who can bring ideas and facts to life.
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The Giller Prize, one of Canada's largest literary prizes, announced it's 2016 longlist -- 12 titles selected from a pool of 161 books submitted by 69 publishers. The longlist was decided upon by a five-person jury comprised of three Canadian writers, and one British and one Scottish writer. This year's longlist features 6 books published by independent Canadian presses and only one previous winner.
We'd like to congratulate our members and their authors who received a nomination:
The Toronto Book Awards committee announced the 2016 nominees, marking the 42nd year the awards have been handed out. The awards celebrate "authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto." Selected by a jury--Irfan Ali, Ann Jansen, Kilby Smith-McGregor and Conan Tobias--this year's nominees include three novels and two works of non-fiction.
We'd like to congratulate our three members on securing four out of the five slots:
The Book Publishers Association of Alberta recently announced the shortlist for their 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The Awards are given out every year, showcasing the best in Alberta writing and publishing across 12 different categories. The shortlists are selected by jurors from across the country, and the publishing spectrum.
Congratulations to our membes & their authors on their nominations:
Banff Centre Press ~
The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) revealed the winners for the 2016 Trillium Book Awards at a recent dinner ceremony held in Toronto. The Awards celebrate the quality and diversity to be found in Ontario writers and writing. Handed out since 1987, the Trillium Award gives out prizes to books in both French and English, for the best in Fiction, Poetry, and Children's Literature.
We'd like to congratulate our two members & their authors who received awards this year:
The League of Canadian Poets announced their 2016 Poetry Award winners at the inaugural Canadian Writers Summit in Toronto on June 18th. The awards---Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award, and Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award---celebrate the best in recent poetry publications.