OMDC Newsletter
2017 Highlights

Celebrating Literary Excellence by Ontario Authors at the 30th Anniversary of the Trillium Book Award!
Click here to watch our 30th Anniversary Past Winner Video.
2017 Trillium Book Award Finalists:  Mark Sakamoto, OMDC Chair, André Alexis, Éric Mathieu, Susan Holbrook, Gilles Dubois, Kamal Al-Solaylee, Melanie Mah, Jean Boisjoli, Danila Botha, Paul-François Sylvestre, Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport,  Pierre-Luc Bélanger, Leesa Dean, Dane Swan, Michèle Vinet, Louis L’Allier, Daniel Marchildon, Laurie D. Graham, Meaghan Strimas, Karen Thorne-Stone, President and CEO, OMDC

WINNER | 2017 Trillium Book Award (English) Melanie Mah, The Sweetest One | Cormorant Books
Minister McMahon, Melanie Mah and publisher,  Bryan Ibeas, Cormorant Books


WINNER | 2017 Trillium Book Award ( French) | Jean Boisjoli, La Mesure du temps | Éditions Prise de parole
Minister McMahon, Jean Boisjoli and publisher, Stéphane Cormier, Éditions Prise de parole

WINNER |2017 Trillium Book Award for Poetry (English) | Meaghan Strimas, Yes or Nope Mansfield Press
Minister McMahon, publisher Denis De Klerk, Mansfield Press  and Meaghan Strimas


WINNER | Trillium Book Award for Children’s (French) | Pierre-Luc Bélanger, Ski, Blanche et avalanche| Éditions David
Publisher Véronique Sylvain, Éditions David,  Pierre-Luc Bélanger  and  Minister McMahon
Click here to download a booklet of past winning Trillium authors and titles to expand your reading list!

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

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

Canadian Children’s Book Award 2017 Ontario Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards, including these Ontario authors and publishers listed.  For a full list of finalists click here.

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The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk by Jan Thornhill*, published by Groundwood Books*

Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction

Canada Year by Year by Elizabeth MacLeod*, illustrated by Sydney Smith*, published by Kids Can Press*

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The Mark of the Plague by Kevin Sands*

The John Spray Mystery Award

Shooter by Caroline Pignat*

The Amy Mathers Teen Book Award
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston*

Ontario Author Michael Redhill’s Bellevue Square Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize

Book covers of the 2017 English winners
Michael Redhill* for his novel Bellevue Square, Doubleday Canada

Governor General’s Literary Awards
Congratulations to these Governor General's Literary Award Winners and publishers from Ontario*

Indian Arm   The Marrow Thieves
On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood – Richard Harrison (Calgary)
Buckrider Books*/ Wolsak and Wynn Publishers*
  Indian Arm – Hiro Kanagawa (Port Moody, B.C.)
Playwrights Canada Press*


Young People’s Literature (Text)



Translation (French to English)

The Marrow Thieves   Readopolis
The Marrow Thieves – Cherie Dimaline* (Toronto)
Dancing Cat Books* / Cormorant Books*
  Readopolis – Oana Avasilichioaei (Montreal)
BookThug*; translation of Lectodôme by Bertrand Laverdure, Le Quartanier

2017 Ottawa Book Award Winners

English Fiction   Prix du livre d’Ottawa, Création littéraire
  Épines d'encre
John Metcalf, The Museum at the End of the World, Biblioasis*   Andrée Christensen* Épenses d’encre, Les Éditions David*

Celebrating Our Stories 2017 Toronto Book Award
In the Black by B. Denham Jolly
Congratulations to B. Denham Jolly, winner of the 2017 Toronto Book Award for his memoir "In the Black: My Life".

Kids Can Press Recipient of the Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publisher of the Year

Kids Can
Kids Can rights director Adrienne Tang, associate publisher Semareh Al-Hillal, and sales and rights assistant Ali Lapp in Bologna.

Kids Can Press was the recipient of the BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publisher of the Year for North America at the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2017. The prize is awarded to those publishers that have most distinguished themselves for their creative and publishing excellence over the year, showing originality as well as professional and intellectual skills. Founded in 1973, Kids Can Press is one of Canada's oldest and most successful publishing houses

OMDC Success Story | Les Éditions Prise de parole

Les Éditions Prise de parole | Portrait of the most senior French-Canadian publishing house.  +Read More