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.
The winners of the prize for the best children’s writing and illustration, presented by the U.K. librarian association CILIP, will be announced on June 17.
The $50,000 (U.S.) prize will be presented as part of the PEN America Literary Awards in New York City on March 2.
Lorna Goodison will accept the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in recognition of her 40-year body of work.
Anansi Press is shortlisted in the “Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Award: Publisher” category.
The co-founders of The Porcupine’s Quill were recognized for their lifetime achievements in the book arts in Canada.
The inaugural $1,000 prize will recognize Canadian poetry publications released in 2018 or 2019.
The first literary prize dedicated to talent from the Yukon will be presented this May.
The Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award recognizes artists who have made an “important, lasting contribution to children’s literature.”
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