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Summer 2015

Celebrating Literary Excellence by Ontario Authors at The 2015 Trillium Book Award!

OMDC is proud to announce 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. 

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.

 

Karen Thorne-Stone, OMDC’s President &
CEO, Welcoming Remarks

 

Heather Hiscox, Trillium Emcee
Opening Ceremony Remarks


On June 17, 2015, OMDC’s President and CEO, Karen Thorne-Stone, OMDC Board Chair, Kevin Shea, and emcee Heather Hiscox hosted the award ceremony where Hon. Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport celebrated Ontario’s wealth of literary talent and announced the 2015 Trillium Book Award winners.


The 2015 Trillium Book Award Winners
 – Brecken Hancock, Kate Cayley, Micheline Marchand and The Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Absent from photo: Michel Dallaire)

 

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

 

Kevin Shea, Chair of the OMDC 
Closing Remarks

 

Janet Hawkins, OMDC Industry Initiatives – Book Consultant with OMDC Board Member Sarah MacLachlan, House of Anansi Press and Groundwood Books


For more photos from the award ceremony click here.

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