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Trillium Book Award finalists announced

The Trillium Book Award shortlists have been released for English- and French-language books, English-language poetry and French-language children’s literature.

English finalists:

Poetry in English:

  •  Mathew Henderson, The Lease (Coach House)
  • Sandy Pool, Undark: An Oratorio (Nightwood Editions)
  • Matthew Tierney, Probably Inevitable (Coach House)

French finalists:

  • Claude Guilmain, Comment on dit ça, « t’es mort », en anglais? (Les Éditions L’Interligne)
  • Christel Larosière (pseudonym of Daniel Soha), Le manuscri (Éditions du Gref)
  • Marie-Josée Martin, Un jour, ils entendront mes silences (Éditions David)
  • Michèle Matteau, Avant que ne tombe la nuit (Les Éditions L’Interligne)
  • Paul Savoie, Bleu bémol (Éditions David)

Children’s literature in French:

  • Claude Forand, Un moine trop bavard (Éditions David)
  • Michèle Laframboise, Mica, fille de Transyl (Éditions Vents d’Ouest)
  • Daniel Marchildon, Les guerriers de l’eau (Les Éditions du Vermillon)
The winners will be announced at a presentation dinner in Toronto June 18. On June 17, the finalists will read from their nominated works at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library at 7:00 p.m.
Award recipients will each receive $20,000, and their respective publishers will also receive $2,500 to promote the winning titles. All finalists receive a $500 honorarium.