OMDC Newsletter
2016 Highlights

Celebrating Literary Excellence by Ontario Authors at The 2016 Trillium Book Award!

2016 Trillium Book Award Finalists: (Front Row) Mark Sakamoto, Janette Platana, Véronique-Marie Kaye, Madhur Anand, Sonia Lamontagne, Caroline Durand, Soraya Peerbaye, Janet Hawkins (Row 2) Robert Hough, David Ménard, Alain Doom, Karen Solie, Andrew Forbes, Damian Rogers, Lynn Crosbie, Kevin Hardcastle, Gilles Latour, Didier Leclair, Carlos Taveira and Karen Thorne-Stone

On June 22, 2016, OMDC’s President and CEO, Karen Thorne-Stone, OMDC Board Chair, Mark Sakamoto, and emcee Heather Hiscox hosted the award ceremony announcing the 2016 Trillium Book Award winners.

The 2016 Trillium Book Award Winners: Mark Sakamoto, Chair of OMDC; David Ménard, Véronique-Marie Kaye, Soraya Peerbaye, Kevin Hardcastle and Karen Thorne-Stone, President & CEO of OMDC 

The Winner for the 2016 Trillium Book Award
Kevin Hardcastle, Debris (Biblioasis)

Mark Sakamoto, Kevin Hardcastle, and John Metcalfe

The Winner for the 2016 Trillium Book Award - French-language: Véronique-Marie Kaye, Marjorie Chalifoux (Éditions Prise de parole)
Mark Sakamoto, Véronique-Marie Kaye and Denise Traux 

The Winner for the 2016 Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English-language is: Soraya Peerbaye, Tell: poems for a girlhood (Pedlar Press)
Mark Sakamoto, Aga Maksimowska and Soraya Peerbaye

The Winner for the 2016 Trillium Book Award for Poetry - French-language: David Ménard, Neuvaines (Les Éditions L’Interligne)
Mark Sakamoto, David Ménard and Michel-Rémi Lafond

Canadian Children’s Book Award 2016 Ontario Winners

Congratulations to these Ontario authors and Ontario publishers* including: Clockwise Press, Groundwood Books, and Pajama Press.

TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award   Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
Missing Nimâmâ by Melanie Florence (Toronto, ON)
illustrated by François Thisdale (Carignan, QC), Clockwise Press*
  Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox Written and illustrated by Danielle Daniel
(Hanmer, ON) Groundwood Books*
Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction   Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and You
Written by Cory Silverberg (Houston, TX) Illustrated by Fiona Smyth (Toronto, ON) Seven Stories Press
  Uncertain Soldier
Written by Karen Bass (Hythe, AB) Pajama Press*
John Spray Mystery Award   Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy
The Blackthorn Key (Blackthorn Key#1)
Written by Kevin Sands (Toronto, ON) Aladdin
  The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace, #1)
Written by Erin Bow (Kitchener, ON) Margaret K. McElderry Books

Congratulations to these Governor General's Literary Award Winners from Ontario

Non-Fiction   Poetry
A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905 by Bill Waiser – Fifth House/Fitzhenry & Whiteside*   The Waking Comes Late by Steven Heighton* – House of Anansi Press*
Young people's literature (text)   Young people's literature (illustration):
Calvin by Martine Leavitt – Groundwood Books*   Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano*, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka* – Groundwood Books*
Drama:   Translation (French to English):
Pig Girl by Colleen Murphy* – Playwrights Canada Press*   The Party Wall translated by Lazer Lederhendler, written by Catherine Leroux – Biblioasis*
FRENCH - Non Fiction    
Amerindia : essais d'ethnohistoire autochtone by Roland Viau*- Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal    

Congratulations to Ontario Poet Liz Howard, Winner of the 2016 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize

Liz Howard -Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent
Click here to read an excerpt.

2016 Toronto Book Award – Cordelia Strube

Ontario author Cordelia Strube won the 2016 Toronto Book Award for her novel, On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light (ECW Press)

Groundwood Books - Bologna Book Fair - Children’s Publisher of the Year (North America)

2016 Bologna Book Fair – Congratulations to Ontario’s Groundwood Books, named Children’s Publisher of the Year (North America)!