The awards will be presented at an online ceremony on May 9.
Canada’s Isabelle Arsenault is nominated for the prestigious biennial illustration award.
Doyali Islam, Kaie Kellough, and Chantal Gibson are the Canadian nominees for the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Three of the four finalists in the trans and gender-variant literature category are Canadian.
The $25,000 Kobzar Book Award was presented to poetry collection Our Familiar Hunger.
The prize is presented for international writing on foreign affairs.
The value of the seven juried prizes has increased this year from $2,000 to $3,000 per award.
The first-time picture-book illustrator Rachel Wada won for her work on The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden.
Ottawa journalist and historian Mark Bourrie takes home the $30,000 purse for his latest book, Bush Runner, published by Biblioasis.
Coyote was selected for the honour, which celebrates a writer whose work celebrates the freedom to read, because of their gifted storytelling and social-justice work.