OMDC Newsletter
December 2013

OMDC Applauds The Incredible Cultural Talent Celebrated in 2013 Across Ontario Book, Film and Television, Music and Interactive Digital Media Industries

Ontario’s Literary Talent in 2013 Garnered Recognition and Acclaim

Ontario author Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature and the 2013 Trillium Book Award and the Harbourfront Festival Prize for her short story collection, Dear Life: Stories(McClelland & Stewart).

The 2013 Trillium Book Award Winners – Claude Forand, Alice Munro, Paul Savoie and Matthew Tierney

The winner for the Trillium Book Award in French language: Paul Savoie’s Bleu bémol (Éditions David)

Minister Michael Chan, Paul Savoie and Véronique Lavoie-Marcus (Éditions David)

This year's English-language winner for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry: Matthew Tierney, Probably Inevitable (Coach House Books)   The winner for the Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature in French language : Claude Forand, Un moine trop bavard (Éditions David)
Minister Michael Chan, Michael Tierney and Alana Wilcox (Coach House Books)   Minister Michael Chan with Claude Forand and Véronique Lavoie-Marcus (Éditions David)

Ontario publisher House of Anansi Press and author Lynn Coady won the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her book Hellgoing.

Winner of 2013 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize, David McFadden for What’s the Score, published by Mansfield Press

Torontonian Colin McAdam won the 2013 Rogers Writers' Trust of Canada Fiction Prize.

Congratulations to House of Anansi Press for Lisa Moore’s win of the 2013 Winner Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award

Selected Publications: Caught (2013); February (2010); Alligator (2005); Open (2002)
Degrees of Nakedness (1995) published by House of Anansi Press

2013 Governor General’s Literary Award Ontario Winners

GG 2013 - Drama Winner
Nicolas Billon (Toronto), Fault Lines:Three Plays(Coach House Books)
  GG 2013 - Children’s Literature — Text Winner
Teresa Toten (Toronto), The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B (Doubleday Canada)
2013 GG Winner - Children’s Literature — Illustration
Matt James (Toronto), Northwest Passage, text by Stan Rogers (Groundwood Books)

Congratulations to the Ontario publishers whose books won TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards

John Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000)
/ Spray Mystery Award ($5,000)
The Lynching of Louie Sam
Written by Elizabeth Stewart (Vancouver, BC)
Annick Press (for ages 12 and up)
  Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction ($10,000)
Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War
Written by Deborah Ellis (Simcoe, ON)
Groundwood Books (for ages 11 and up)
TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000)
TD Fan Choice Award
One Year in Coal Harbour
Written by Polly Horvath (Victoria, BC)
Groundwood Books (for ages 9-13)

Annick Press’ Boy Soup was selected a TD Grade One Book Giveaway this year. The TD Bank will purchase 500,000 copies for every first grade student. As well, the author and illustrator will travel across the country to schools on a book tour.

Jane, The Fox and Me, written by Fanny Britt, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou published by Groundwood Books has been selected as one of The New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Books for the year.

2013 Speaker’s Book Award shortlist
Ontario Speaker Dave Levac has announced the 2013 Speaker's Book Award shortlist. Congratulations to Ontario Publishers and Authors with titles selected as finalists:

Unlikely Radicals: The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War, Charlie Angus, Between the Lines   The Chinese in Toronto from 1878, From Outside to Inside the Circle, Arlene Chan, Dundurn Press
Along the Shore, Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage, M. Jane Fairburn, ECW Press  

Some Great Idea: Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics and the Invention of Toronto, Edward Keenan, Coach House Books

Laura Secord, Heroine of the War of 1812, Peggy Dymond Leavey, Dundurn Press  

Memoirs and Reflections, Roy McMurtry, UofT Press

Curriculum Reform in Ontario: 'Common-Sense' Policy Processes and Democratic Possibilities, Laura Elizabeth Pinto, U of T Press  

Gambatte, Generations of Perseverance and Politics, A Memoir, David Tsubouchi, ECW Press

Joe Salsberg, A Life of Commitment, Gerald Tulchinsky, U of T Press