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Lynn Crosbie, Kevin Hardcastle, Karen Solie among Trillium finalists

Karen Solie (Photo: Barbara Stoneham)

Karen Solie (Photo: Barbara Stoneham)

The Ontario Media Development Corporation has announced the shortlists for its Trillium Book Award/Prix Trillium. The award recognizes titles by Ontario authors in two English- and two French-language categories. The main award, for novel, book of short fiction, drama, or poetry collection, carries a purse of $20,000 for the author and $2,500 for the publisher. A separate poetry award, presented to an emerging author, holds a prize of $10,000 to the author, with an additional $2,000 to their publisher.

The English-language finalists are as follows:

Trillium Book Award for short fiction, novel, drama, or poetry

Trillium Book Award for Poetry

  • Madhur Anand, A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes (McClelland & Stewart)
  • Soraya Peerbaye, Tell: poems for a girlhood (Pedlar Press)
  • Damian Rogers, Dear Leader (Coach House Books)

English and French-language winners will be announced June 22.