OMDC Newsletter
Spring 2017

Discover great Ontario books including the French language finalists


Kamal Al-Solaylee’s Brown wins the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize

Trillium Book Award Finalist - Toronto author Kamal Al-Solaylee wins the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Brown


OMDC 30th Anniversary of the Trillium Book Award | Prix Trillium Readings

To celebrate this occasion OMDC hosted a series of author readings by several previous winners and last year’s finalists. 

March 9, 2017 | Peterborough Author Readings, University of Trent

Participating Authors | Andrew Forbes (What You Need), Rabindranath Maharaj (The Amazing Absorbing Boy), Caroline Durand (Nourrir la machine humaine), Janette Platana ( A Token of My Affliction), Jeramy Dodds (Crabwise to the Hounds), Kevin Hardcastle (Debris)

March 16, 2017 | Guelph Author Readings | University of Guelph

Participating Authors |  Jeff Latosik (Tiny, Frantic, Stronger), Madhur Anand ( A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes), Kevin Hardcastle (Debris), Kevin Connolly (drift), Pasha Malla (The Withdrawal Method)

March 27, 2017 | Toronto Author Readings | Alliance française de Toronto

Participating Authors | Daniel Marchildon (La première guerre de Toronto), Claude Forand (Un moine trop bavard ), Didier Leclair (Toronto, je t’aime), Marguerite Andersen (Le figuier sur le toit; La mauvaise mère),  Paul Savoie (Crac; Bleu bémol),  Andrée Lacelle, (Tante de vie s’égare), François Paré (La distance habitée),Micheline Marchand (Mauvaise mine)

April 25, 2017 | Toronto Author Readings | St. Paul’s Bloor Stree

Participating Authors | Nino Ricci (Testament), Adam Sol (Crowd of Sounds) Soraya Peerbaye (Tell: poems for a girlhood),Kate Cayley (How You Were Born),Wayson Choy (All That Matters; The Jade Peony), Damian Rogers (Dear Leader), Robert Hough, (The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan), Matthew Tierney (Probably Inevitable)

May 3, 2017 | Ottawa Author Readings | Bronson Centre

Participating Authors | Front Row: Ian Brown (The Boy in the Moon), Éric Charlebois (Centrifuge ; Faux-fuyants),Maureen Scott Harris (Drowning Lessons), Michèle Vinet (Jeudi Novembre), Véronique-Marie Kaye (Marjorie Chalifoux),Sonia Lamontagne(À tire d’ailes), Serge Denis (Social-démocratie et mouvements ouvriers),Daniel Castillo Durante(La passion des nomads) Back Row: Phil Hall (Killdeer), Brecken Hancock(Broom, Broom), Michèle Matteau (Cognac et Porto ; Passerelles ), Souvankham Thamavongsa (Light), Mark Frutkin (Fabrizio’s Return) Jean Mohsen Fahmy (L’Agonie des dieux ), Daniel Groleau Landry(Rêver au reel) Tina Charlebois (Poils lisses), Antonio D’Alfonso, (Un vendredi du mois d’août)

Click here to download a booklet of past winning Trillium authors and titles to expand your reading list!