Two prizes are awarded annually in the categories of unpublished poetry and short fiction.
Souvankham Thammavongsa was awarded the Trillium Book Award for How to Pronounce Knife. Jody Chan won the $10,000 award for poetry for her collection, Sick.
Schofield won the award for Bina: A Novel in Warnings.
The medal is accompanied by a $15,000 prize.
The prize will be presented at a digital edition of the Politics and the Pen gala to be held September 22.
Students in Grades 4–6 participated in the program by reading the 40 shortlisted titles (20 French and 20 English) and voting for their favourite in each category.
The annual awards were delayed from their traditional fall timing because of complications around COVID-19.
“To win an award for our first official collaboration was pretty special.”
“More hearts and minds will have the opportunity to consider what I’m trying to say in this book.”
“My heart wasn’t quite ready to hear it. It still isn’t.”