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Joseph Boyden double winner at Libris Awards

Joseph BoydenJoseph Boyden was a double winner last night at the Retail Council of Canada’s 2014 Libris Awards gala in Toronto. Boyden took home best author and best fiction prizes for his novel The Orenda.

The awards, which celebrate excellence across the Canadian book industry, are voted on by members of the bookselling community.

The 14 winners are:

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden (Hamish Hamilton Canada)

The Great Escape by Ted Barris (Dundurn Press) and An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield (Random House Canada)

Children’s Picture Book
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore; Barbara Reid, illus. (Scholastic Canada)

Young Readers’ Book
Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt; Isabelle Arsenault, illus.; Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou, trans. (Groundwood Books)

Small Press
Groundwood Books

Penguin Canada

Joseph Boyden

John Metcalf (Biblioasis)

Raincoast Books

Sales Rep
Ali Hewitt (Ampersand Inc.)

Campus Bookseller
UBC Bookstore (Vancouver)

Specialty Bookseller of the Year
Kidsbooks (Vancouver)

Bookseller of the Year
Blue Heron Books (Uxbridge, Ontario)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Stuart McLean