OMDC Newsletter
November 2013

Congratulations to Ontario’s Award-Winning Authors and Publishers

Ontario’s First Nobel Laureate for Literature – Alice Munro!


Congratulations to Ontario publisher House of Anansi Press and author Lynn Coady’s who won the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her book Hellgoing. Find out more

Lynn Coady for her short story collection Hellgoing, published by House of Anansi Press

Marie-Josée Martin, Winner of The Prix du livre d'Ottawa

Marie-Josée Martin
Un jour, ils entendront mes silences
(Les Éditions David)

Congratulations to Canadian Journalist Kamal Al-Solaylee for winning the Toronto Book Award for his memoir Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes.

Congratulations to Ontario-born, New Zealand-raised Author Eleanor Catton for winning The Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

The Luminaries, published by McClelland & Stewart



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 Elizbeth 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 on The New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Books for 2013!

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