The Canadian Authors Association recently handed out their annual award--the major award for writing given to authors, by authors. They currently give out awards for the best in fiction, Canadian history, poetry, and debut writing.
The winners of this year's Trillium Book Awards were recently announced in Toronto at a dinner hosted by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC). Celebrating the best in Ontario writing, awards are handed out for English language fiction and poetry books and French language fiction and children's literature titles.
We'd like to congratulate our members who came away with awards:
The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) announced the winners of the 2015 East Coast Literary Awards at an evening celebration held at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 6th. The awards are handed out annually, celebrating the best in Atlantic Canadian writing.
We'd like to congratulate our members and their authors who took home prizes:
Blue Sonoma, published by poetry-exclusive Brick Books, is filled with "gifts reserved for the aged" and focuses on the crossing of a beloved partner in Alzheimer's. Filled with wisdom and wit, Munro delves deep into difficult situations with the lightest of touches.
The League of Canadian Poets announced the winners of the Raymond Souster Award, the Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards, and the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award at their annual conference and festival, held this year in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In a joint press conference with the Writers Union of Canada, the League offered their congratulations to their year's recipients, celebrating the best in poetry from the past year.
We'd like to offer our congratulations to our two members with winning poets:
Congratulations to Goose Lane Editions and Carmelita McGrath on taking home the 2015 EJ Pratt Award for her poetry collection, Escape Velocity. Handed out by the Newfoundland Literary Arts Foundation and Writers' Alliance, the award is given out every two years, along with an award for a work of non-fiction and alternating with works of fiction and young adult literature, to celebrate the best in writing from the province's writing community.
The LPG will be exhibiting over 100 titles from our members at this year's Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, May 30 - June 2. If you're attending the event please stop by to peruse and buy from our great selection of CanLit.
The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) announced the finalists for the 2015 Trillium Book Awards, celebrating 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 members who received nominations this year:
BookThug and Aisha Sasha John for Thou for the English Poetry Award
The 2015 Atlantic Book Awards were recently handed out at a sold-out celebration hosted by Invisible Publishing author Stephanie Domet. In total eight awards were handed out by the end of the evening, all highlighting the best in Atlantic-Canadian writing.
We'd like to offer our congratulations to LPG member Creative Book Publishing on taking home two awards!