Fiction, poetry, theatre, and creative non-fiction are represented among the English-language nominees for this year’s Trillium Book Award, which recognizes books by Ontario authors published in any genre. Three poets were also nominated for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry.
Winners will each receive $20,000, with $2,000 going to their respective publishers for promotional purposes.
The winners will be announced June 17, preceded by a reading on June 16 at the Toronto Reference Library’s Bram & Bluma Appel Salon.
The nominees are:
Trillium Book Award
- Craig Davidson, Cataract City (Doubleday Canada)
- Barry Dempster, The Outside World (Pedlar Press)
- Lorna Goodison, Supplying Salt and Light (McClelland & Stewart)
- Helen Humphreys, Nocturne: On the Life and Death of My Brother (HarperCollins Canada)
- Hannah Moscovitch, This Is War (Playwrights Canada Press)
- Peter Unwin, Life Without Death and Other Stories (Cormorant Books)
Trillium Book Award for Poetry (English)
- Austin Clarke, Where the Sun Shines Best (Guernica Editions)
- Adam Dickinson, The Polymers (House of Anansi Press)
- Souvankham Thammavongsa, Light (Pedlar Press)
- Marguerite Andersen, La mauvaise mère (Éditions Prise de parole)
- Andrée Christensen, Racines de neige (Éditions David)
- Véronique-Marie Kaye, Afghanistan (Éditions Prise de parole)
- Philippe Porée-Kurrer, Les Gardiens de l’Onirisphère: La révélation de Stockholm (Éditions JCL)
- Danièle Vallée, Sous la jupe (Éditions David)
Trillium Book Award for Poetry (French)
- Daniel Groleau Landry, Rêver au réel (Les Éditions L’Interligne)
- Michèle Matteau, Le fol aujourd’hui (Les Éditions L’Interligne)