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Ontario's Creative Industries Produced Award-Winning Content in 2012 For All To Enjoy!

The holiday season is a great time to celebrate all that Ontario has to offer. 'Tis the time to catch up on reading great Ontario-produced books and magazines, watch award-winning television and films, and sit back and relax with some great tunes. Here are just a few suggestions and links to give you some inspiration.

OMDC was proud to host the 25th Trillium Book Awards in 2012, honoring Ontario authors and celebrating literary excellence in Ontario! Click to download a booklet to discover the diversity and literary excellence of past winning Trillium authors. Go to OMDC's YouTube Channel to watch this year's awards or see what past winning authors have said about the Trillium Book Award in our anniversary.


Winner of the Trillium Book Award in English-language - Phil Hall, Killdeer (BookThug); also winner of the 75th Governor General's Award for Poetry; shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize.

The Trillium Book Award in French-language - Michèle Vinet, Jeudi Novembre (Éditions Prise de parole); also winner of le prix littéraire Émile-Ollivier 2012

Winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English-language - Nick Thran, Earworm (Nightwood Editions)

Winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in French-language - Sonia Lamontagne, À tire d'ailes (Éditions Prise de parole). Ontario's authors made headlines garnering critical acclaim and collecting other literary awards in 2012.

Tamas Dobozy's Siege 13 (Thomas Allen Publishers) won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was also shortlisted for Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction 2012.

Ontario poet Ken Babstock's Methodist Hatchet (House of Anansi Press) won The 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize. was also shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award 2012.

Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers (published by House of Anansi Press) was the winner for Fiction Book of the Year at the CBA 2012 Libris Awards, the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction 2011, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize 2011, and the Stephen Leacock Medal as well as being shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Walter Scott Prize.

Linda Spalding accepts the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction at a ceremony Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Congratulations to Ontario publishers and authors who won Governor General Literary Awards. For the full list of winners click on the link of the 2012 Governor General's Literary Awards.

Fiction: Toronto author Linda Spalding, The Purchase
(McClelland & Stewart, a division of Random House of Canada; distributed by the publisher)
Poetry: Julie Bruck, San Francisco, California, Monkey Ranch
(published by Ontario's Brick Books; distributed by LitDistCo)
Drama: Catherine Banks, Sambro, Nova Scotia, It is Solved by Walking
(published by Ontario's Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press)
Children's Literature — Illustration: Isabelle Arsenault, Montreal, Virginia Wolf, text by Kyo Maclear
(published by Ontario's Kids Can Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press)



Congratulations to Toronto author Trilby Kent, winner of the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for Stones For My Father

Tim Hockey (right), President and CEO, TD Canada Trust, presents Toronto author Trilby Kent (left) with the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for her novel Stones For My Father (Tundra Books)-photo CNW Group/TD Bank Group


Congratulations to Ontario's Kids Can Press, publisher of Without You, written and illustrated by Geneviève Côté - Winner of the 2012 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

Congratulations to Ontario's Annick Press, publisher of The Hangman in the Mirror, written by Kate Cayley - Winner of the 2012 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
Congratulations to Ontario's Groundwood Books, publisher of Loon, Winner of the 2012 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction written by Susan Vande Griek /illustrated by Karen Reczuch

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