In the past, queer fiction was so niche that our most beloved authors were largely unknown to straight readers. The tide is changing.
Omar El Akkad, Maria Qamar, and Sheena Kamal were named the winners of the third annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prizes.
Kingston, Ontario–based writer Diane Schoemperlen has been awarded the $50,000 Canada Council for the Arts’ Molson Prize.
Smith was in attendance at the June 18 CILIP event, held at the British Library in London, and he gave a moving speech: “Too often you believe that growing up in a small town is unrelatable… it’s in the quiet moments that we see the stories that we share.”
A jury of Indigenous librarians from across Ontario have selected Tanya Talaga’s Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City and Joanne Robertson’s The Water Walker as the winners of the fifth annual Indigenous Literature Award.
The League of Canadian Poets has named the winners of the 2018 Annual Poetry Awards.
Two new monthly literary prizes, worth $1,000 each, have been announced by Toronto fundraising consultant Rahim Ladha.
On June 7, Billy-Ray Belcourt became the youngest recipient to take home the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Nelson, B.C.-based author Jennifer Craig has won the $15,000 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for Gone to Pot.
Billy-Ray Belcourt, self-described “writer and academic and hopeless romantic,” won the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize on June 7 for his debut collection of poetry, This Wound is a World (Frontenac House).