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2015 Highlights

Celebrating Literary Excellence in 2015


Celebrating Literary Excellence by Ontario Authors at the 2015 Trillium Book Award!
On June 16 2015, 400 people came out to listen to the 2015 Trillium Book Award Shortlist Author Readings


2015 Trillium Book Award Finalists: 
Front row: Martine Batanian, Diya Lim, Kate Cayley, Patricia Smart, James King, Blaise Ndala, Edmund Metatawabin, Alexandra Shimo, Dionne Brand, Micheline Marchand, Aisha Sasha John, Brecken Hancock and Karen Thorne-Stone. Back row: Kevin Shea, Deanna Young, Thomas King and The Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Absent from photo: Margaret Atwood, Michel Dallaire and Daniel Poliquin) 

Click on links below to watch videos from the award’s ceremony.

 
The Winner for the 2015 Trillium Book Award in English-language is: Kate Cayley, How You Were Born (Pedlar Press)
Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Kate Cayley and Beth Follett
  The Winner for the 2015 Trillium Book Award - French-language: Michel Dallaire  Violoncelle pour lune d’automne (Les Éditions L’Interligne)
Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Véronique Grondin accepting on behalf of Michel Dallaire
 
The 2015 Winner for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry - English-language: Brecken Hancock Broom Broom(Coach House Books)
Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Brecken Hancock and Alana Wilcox
  The 2015 Winner for the Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature - French-language: Micheline Marchand, Mauvaise Mine(Les Éditions L’Interligne) 
Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Micheline Marchand and Véronique Grondin

2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize


Ontario publisher Coach House Books and author André Alexis won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his book 15 Dogs.

2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
#2 on National Post’s - NP99: the best books of 2015, ranked

2015 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction - Lynn Thompson’s Birding With Yeats

Ontario author Lynn Thompson’s Birding With Yeats published by Ontario’s House of Anansi Press won the 2015 Edna Staebler Award for creative non-fiction

 

The 2015 Governor General's Literary Award Winners


Congratulations to these Ontario authors and Ontario publishers selected winners of the 2015 Governor General Literary Awards. For the full list of winners click here.

 

Children’s Literature (Text)   Children’s Children’s Literature (Illustrated Books)

Caroline Pignat (Ottawa)
The Gospel Truth, Red Deer Press*
 
JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith (Toronto)
Sidewalk Flowers, Groundwood Books*

Drama

David Yee (Toronto)
carried away on the crest of a wave,
Playwrights Canada Press*

 

Poetry

Robyn Sarah (Montreal)
My Shoes Are Killing Me, Biblioasis*

Translation (French to English)

Rhonda Mullins (Montreal)
Twenty-One Cardinals, Coach House Books*, English translation
of Les héritiers de la mine by Jocelyne Saucier (Les Éditions XYZ)

   

TD Canadian Children's Literature Awards


Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch’s Dance of the Banished published by Pajama Press*

 


 
Left: Skrypuch poses with the official Geoffrey Bilson Award sign at the champagne reception
Right: Skrypuch celebrates with publisher Gail Winskill following the award presentations

2015 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

 
Why We Live Where We Live written by Kira Vermond and illustrated by Julie McLaughlin won the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction   Any Questions? (Groundwood Books) by Marie-Louise Gay for the CBC Fan Choice Award