OMDC Newsletter
Summer 2013

Add a 2013 Trillium Book Award Nominated Title to Your Summer Reading List!

Summer has arrived. The days are a little longer, the schedules perhaps a little less relentless. We maybe have a little more time for ourselves. What better season to spend a few hours wrapped up in a good book – perhaps while enjoying a beach, backyard, or patio? And what better better reading list than one that celebrates Ontario's top literary talent!

On June 17, 2013, OMDC hosted an author reading of the 2013 Trillium Book Award-nominated authors. The shortlist contains other shining examples of great Canadian poetry and prose. It is thanks to these and countless other talented Ontario writers that our creative economy is thriving. By reading one of the Trillium Book Award nominees, you won't just get to savour an insightful, thrilling, or simply enjoyable literary work. You'll also be supporting a creative industry that is worth $1.32 billion to our province, and that employs more than 4,700 Ontarians.

“I think many people would be surprised by the diversity, depth, and raw talent of our Ontario authors,” says Karen Thorne-Stone, OMDC’s President and CEO. “Our writers are world-class. From small-town to big-city, first-time authors to established names, this year's shortlist reflects a wide range of experience, subject matter, and styles. These works won’t just entertain – they’ll inspire.”

Sample the range of books to choose from by watching the author reading clips below:


Mathew Henderson, The Lease


  Véronique Lavoie-Marcus reading for Claude Forand,
Un moine trop bavard

Sandy Pool, Undark: An Oratorio


  Michèle Laframboise, Mica, fille de Transy

Matthew Tierney, Probably Inevitable


  Daniel Marchildon, Les guerriers de l’eau
Tamara Faith Berger, Maidenhead  

Sébastien Bertrand reading for Claude Guilmain, Comment on dit ça, « t’es mort », en anglais ?



Steven Heighton, The Dead Are More Visible


  Daniel Soha (nom de plume Christel Larosière), Le manuscrit

Marie-Josée Martin, Un jour, ils entendront mes silences


  Nancy Beatty reading for Alice Munro, Dear Life: Stories

Michèle Matteau, Avant que ne tombe la nuit


  Emily Schultz, The Blondes

Paul Savoie, Bleu bémol

  Linda Spalding, The Purchase

“Start your summer off with a trip to your local bookstore or library,” says Thorne-Stone. “Support our creative talent and rediscover Ontario through the stories they tell.”

Visit OMDC’s 2013 Trillium Book Award author reading facebook gallery for more photos from this event.