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Summer 2013

Celebrating Literary Excellence – Congratulations to Ontario's 2013 Trillium Award Winners!

OMDC is proud to present the Trillium Book Award Ontario's premiere prize in literature celebrating our province's diverse writing talent for over 25 years. Established to honour excellence in prose and poetry in both of Canada's official languages, the award is open to books in any genre. This has meant a rich, diverse range of fiction and non-fiction titles have appeared on the yearly shortlist. This year is no different.

On June 18, 2013, OMDC’s President and CEO, Karen Thorne-Stone, OMDC Board Chair, Kevin Shea, emcee CBC's Mark Kelley hosted the award ceremony where Michael Chan Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports celebrated Ontario’s wealth of Literary talent and announced the 2013 Trillium Book Award winners.

cid:DB1E1C3A-ABED-4A54-85C3-EDB70696252F@SSG5-Serial The 2013 Trillium Book Award Winners – Claude Forand, Alice Munro, Paul Savoie and Matthew Tierney

Click on links below to watch acceptance speeches.

This year's winner for the Trillium Book Award in English-language is:
Alice Munro, Dear Life: Stories (McClelland & Stewart)
  The winner for the Trillium Book Award in French-language is:
Paul Savoie’s Bleu bémol (Éditions David)
Minister Michael Chan with Ellen Seligman, Alice Munro and Douglas Gibson (McClelland & Stewart)   Minister Michael Chan, Paul Savoie and Véronique Lavoie-Marcus (Éditions David)
This year's English-language winner for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry is: Matthew Tierney, Probably Inevitable (Coach House Books)   The winner for the Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature in French-language is: 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)


For more photos from the award ceremony click here.

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