July 04, 2018
Dayne Ogilvie Winner Ben Ladouceur on the Intense Craving to Read beyond His Own Intersections
In June, Ben Ladouceur added the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBTQ+ Writers to his list of honours (which already included the Earle Birney Poetry Prize and a Lambda nomination). The 12-year old ...
June 21, 2018
Announcing the 2018 Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award Winners, Selected by Student Jurors
The Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards are unique in Canada, presenting two $6,000 awards to authors chosen not by a jury of peers by but the young readers their work was created for. This ...
June 19, 2018
Ben Ladouceur Wins 2018 Writers' Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award for LGBTQ Emerging Writers!
We could not be more excited to announce that Ben Ladouceur is the winner of the 2018 Writers' Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award for LGBTQ Emerging Writers.Ben is the author of the acclaimed poetry collection Otter (Coach ...
June 19, 2018
Nilsen, Enns, Belleau, & Morgan Capture 2018 League of Canadian Poets Awards
The League of Canadian Poets has announced the winners of their 2018 Annual Poetry Awards. This year marks a newly doubled prize purse for each award.Gerald Lampert Memorial Award Winner:Emily Nilsen ...
June 08, 2018
Billy-Ray Belcourt is the Youngest Griffin Poetry Prize Winner Ever
Billy-Ray Belcourt has won the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize for his acclaimed collection, This Wound is a World (Frontenac House). At 23 years old, he is the youngest winner of the prize ever. Belcourt ...
May 30, 2018
"I Try to Find the Shape of a Poem" Talking to the Griffin Poetry Prize Finalists about Process & Poetry
When it comes to poetry, it doesn't get any bigger than the Griffin Poetry Prize. The two $75,000 prizes (one for a Canadian collection of poetry, one for an international collection) not only has one ...
May 23, 2018
Talking Short Fiction with the 2018 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Finalists
There is short list of literary awards in Canada that serve as reliable prognosticators of future CanLit heavy hitters. One of them is the $10,000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, awarded to fiction and poetry ...
May 10, 2018
Tanya Talaga Adds Writers' Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing to Her Honours
Last night in Ottawa, politicians, writers, and diplomats gathered at the Fairmont Château Laurier for one of the year's glitzy's and most-coveted social events: Politics & the Pen. A fundraiser ...
May 08, 2018
"What's Your Story?" Read the Winning Texts of the 2018 OBPO Writing Contest Winners! Part One: Etobicoke
It's that time of year again: when the weather gets warm and we get to celebrate brand new Toronto stories. Start your spring off right with the What's Your Story? literary contest: We've got four never-before-seen, ...
May 07, 2018
Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards Shortlists Announced, including Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves
The shortlists for the 2018 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards include several high profile Canadian authors, including recent Kirkus Award winner Cherie Dimaline, whose The Marrow Thieves was ...