2016 Giller Longlist is Announced!

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:

Biblioasis

Toronto Book Awards Reveals Its 2016 Nominees

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:

BPAA Announces 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist

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:

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2016 Trillium Book Award Winners Revealed

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:

2016 Trillium Book Award Nominees Announced

The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) announced the finalists for the 2016 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:

Biblioasis and Kevin Hardcastle for Debris for the English Fiction Award

2015 Danuta Gleed Literary Award Shortlist Announced

The Writers' Union of Canada recently announced the shortlist for the 2015 Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Celebrating the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in the last year in the English language, the award was created to honour the life of Danuta Gleed, a writer whose short fiction won several awards before her death in December 1996. The shortlist was selected by a jury, comprised of the writers Shauna Singh Baldwin, Barry Dempster, and Dora Dueck.

Congratulations to our members & their authors who received nominations:

2016 BC Book Prize Winners Released

The West Coast Book Prize Society released the names of the winners for this year's BC Book Prizes at a special event in Vancouver on April 30th. Presented annually since 1985, prizes are handed out in seven different categories, all celebrating the achievements of writers and publishers hailing from British Columbia.

We'd like to congratulate Nightwood Editions and Raoul Fernandes for winning the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for Transmitter and Receiver

2016 Saskatchewan Book Award Winners Announced

The Saskatchewan Book Awards announced the winners of their 2016 awards, celebrating the best in writing and publishing throughout the province, at a gala event in Regina on April 30th. Three publishing prizes were handed out in addition to ten writing prizes, in categories such as fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and scholarly writing.

Congratulations to our members & their authors who received awards:

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