OMDC Newsletter
December 2014
Trillium

Celebrating Literary Excellence in 2014

On June 17, 2014, OMDC celebrated Ontario’s wealth of literary talent and announced the 2014 Trillium Book Award winners.

The 2014 Trillium Book Award Winners – Hannah Moscovitch, Marguerite Andersen, Daniel Groleau Landry, Souvankham Thammavongsa

The Winner for the 2014 Trillium Book Award - English-language: Hannah Moscovitch, This is War (Playwrights Canada Press/ Banff Centre Press)
Mandy Bayrami, Hannah Moscovitch and Kevin Finnerty, Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport.

The Winner for the 2014 Trillium Book Award - French-language: Marguerite Andersen, La mauvaise mère (Éditions Prise de parole)
Denise Truax, Marguerite Andersen and Kevin Finnerty, ADM, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

The 2014 Winner for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry - English-language: Souvankham Thammavongsa, Light (Pedlar Press)
Beth Follett, Souvankham Thammavongsa and Kevin Finnerty, ADM, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

The 2014 Winner for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry - French-language: Daniel Groleau Landry, Rêver au réel (Les Éditions L’Interligne)
Mireille Groleau, Daniel Groleau Landry and Kevin Finnerty, ADM, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize

Congratulations to Ken Babstock who is the recipient of the first annual Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize, a new, annual literary award given to a mid-career poet in recognition of a remarkable body of work, and in anticipation of future contributions to Canadian poetry. Ken Babstock’s most recent collection is the highly anticipated On Malice published by Coach House Books. His previous collections include Methodist Hatchet (House of Anansi), which won the Griffin Prize for Excellence in Poetry and was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award; Mean, winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Milton Acorn People’s Poet Award; Days into Flatspin, winner of a K. M. Hunter Award and finalist for the Winterset Prize; and Airstream Land Yacht, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and finalist for the Griffin Prize for Poetry, the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Winterset Prize.

The 2014 Governor General's Literary Award Winners


Congratulations to these Ontario authors and Ontario publishers selected winners of the 2014 Governor General Literary Awards. For the full list of winners click here.

English-language Fiction Winner - Thomas King, (Guelph, Ontario)
The Back of the Turtle
HarperCollins Publishers

Non-fiction Winner -Michael Harris, (Toronto, Ontario)
The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection (HarperCollins Publishers)
  Drama Winner - Jordan Tannahill, (Toronto, Ontario) Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays
Playwrights Canada Press*
Poetry Winner -Arleen Paré, (Victoria, B.C.)
Lake of Two Mountains
Brick Books*
  Children’s Literature (Text) Winner
Jillian Tamaki, (Brooklyn, New York)
This One Summer, text by Mariko Tamaki
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press*


Translation (English to French)

Daniel Poliquin, L'Indien malcommode : un portrait inattendu des Autochtones d'Amérique du Nord (Les Éditions du Boréal)
French translation of The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, by Thomas King (Doubleday Canada)


*Ontario publisher

2014 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award: The Man with the Violin Written by Kathy Stinson / Illustrated by Dušan Petričić published by Annick Press*

2014 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award: The Man with the Violin

Written by Kathy Stinson / Illustrated by Dušan Petričić published by Annick Press*

 

CBC Fan Choice Award: In the Tree House
Written by Andrew Larsen (Toronto, ON) / Illustrated by Dušan Petričić (Toronto, ON)
Kids Can Press*


Norma Fleck Award for Children’s Non-Fiction: The Last Train: A Holocaust Story by Rona Arato (Owlkids Books*)   Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People - Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass (Pajama Press*)
John Spray Mystery Award - Who I’m Not by Ted Staunton (Orca Book Publishers)   Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy- Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic)