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Awards: Thien‚ Watt‚ Wren among QWF Literary Awards finalists

Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien

The Quebec Writers’ Federation has revealed the shortlists for this year’s QWF Literary Awards‚ recognizing excellent titles by the province’s English-language authors.

Each of the six categories awards a $2,000 purse. Winners will be announced at an event at Montreal’s Corona Theatre on Nov. 22.

Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

  • Liam Durcan‚ The Measure of Darkness (Bellevue Literary Press)
  • Jack Hannan‚ The Poet is a Radio (Linda Leith Publishing)
  • Madeleine Thien‚ Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Knopf Canada)
  • Jacob Wren‚ Rich and Poor (BookThug)

Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction

  • Taras Grescoe‚ Shanghai Grand (HarperCollins)
  • Daniel J. Levitin‚ A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age (Allen Lane Canada)
  • Chelsea Vowel‚ Indigenous Writes (HighWater Press/Portage & Main Press)

QWF Prize for Children’s/YA Literature: picture books

  • Bonnie Farmer; Marie Lafrance, ill.‚ Oscar Lives Next Door
    (Owlkids Books)
  • Sara O’Leary; Julie Morstad, ill.‚ This Is Sadie (Tundra Books)
  • Mélanie Watt‚ Bug in a Vacuum (Tundra)

A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry

  • Sarah Burgoyne‚ Saint Twin (Mansfield Press)
  • Kelly Norah Drukker‚ Small Fires (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
  • Alison Strumberger and Gillian Sze‚ Redrafting Winter (BuschekBooks)

Concordia University First Book Prize

  • Kelly Norah Drukker‚ Small Fires (MQUP)
  • Sylvain Neuvel‚ Sleeping Giants (Del Rey)
  • Chelsea Vowel‚ Indigenous Writes (HighWater)

Prix de traduction de la Fondation Cole – anglais-français

  • Daniel Canty‚ Petits Théâtres (Les Éditions du Noroît) – from Erin Moure’s Little Theatres (House of Anansi Press)
  • Lori Saint-Martin and Paul Gagné‚ Joshua (Éditions du Boréal) – from Mordecai Richler’s Joshua Then and Now (McClelland & Stewart)
  • Lori Saint-Martin and Paul Gagné‚ Solomon Gursky (Éditions du Boréal) – from Mordecai Richler’s Solomon Gursky Was Here (Penguin Random House Canada)