For the first time, prizes in both the short fiction and poetry categories will be presented simultaneously.
For the past three years, the award program has been without a primary sponsor.
The $25,000 prize will be presented September 23 during a virtual version of the annual Politics and the Pen gala.
Mariko Tamaki won Best Writer based on her 2019 work on the graphic novel Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me with Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Groundwood Books), Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (DC), and an Archie (Archie) comics arc.
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Sydney Smith and Julie Flett are two of the 10 picture-book creators on the award shortlist
The Toronto writer won the $10,000 prize for her collection Frying Plantain (Astoria), a series of linked stories about a teenage girl’s coming-of-age in Toronto’s Little Jamaica neighbourhood.