February 24, 2020
Ivan Coyote Wins 2020 Freedom to Read Award
Yukon-born author and spoken-word performer Ivan Coyote is the recipient of this year's Freedom to Read Award.The prize, presented by the Writers' Union of Canada, is in recognition of work that is passionately ...
January 20, 2020
Canadian Illustrator Isabelle Arsenault Shortlisted for Hans Christian Andersen Award
No stranger to awards already, esteemed Montreal-based illustrator Isabelle Arsenault has been shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, widely considered the most prestigious prize in children's ...
January 13, 2020
Scotiabank Giller Prize Announces 2020 Jury
With 2019 winner Ian Williams still fresh in our minds, jurors have now been announced for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize.Celebrating its 27th year, Executive Director Elana Rabinovitch revealed today ...
December 05, 2019
RBC Taylor Prize 2020 Longlist Announced: Mark Bourrie, Andrew Reeves, Robyn Doolittle Among Nominees
After making the announcement two weeks ago that next year's ceremony will be its last, the RBC Taylor Prize has released its (slightly longer than usual) longlist of nominees for 2020. Esteemed jurors ...
November 25, 2019
Call for Submissions: The Writers' Union of Canada 27th Annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers
Attention new and emerging short story writers!The Writers' Union of Canada is now inviting submissions for its annual Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers. Now in its 27th year, the Competition ...
November 19, 2019
Ian Williams Takes Home 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Ian Williams, first-time novelist and author of Reproduction (Random House Canada), has won the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize.The $100,000 award was presented during a black-tie dinner and ceremony last ...
November 18, 2019
Heather O'Neill Recieves 2019 Writers' Trust Fellowship
Montreal writer Heather O'Neill, author of Wisdom in Nonsense: Invaluable Lessons from my Father (UAP), was the recipient of this year's $50,000 Writers' Trust Fellowship at a gala ceremony on Thursday ...
December 12, 2017
Publishers and Awards
Though fall isn’t quite as busy a time for children’s literature awards as it is for the adult side of CanLit, the two most prominent prizes, the Governor General’s Literary Awards for text and ...