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).
Suzanne Del Rizzo’s story of a Syrian boy living in a refugee camp has been recognized by the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.
YA author Aviaq Johnston and poet Billy-Ray Belcourt were among the winners of the inaugural Indigenous Voices Awards on May 29 in Regina.
Ten titles have been shortlisted for the Indigenous Literature Awards, with five competing in the Children’s Category and five competing in the YA and Adult Category.
Maria Reva has won this year’s $10,000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers for her story “The Ermine Coat.”
Toronto-based author Michael Ondaatje could be named the best author in the Man Booker Prize’s history.
Toronto-based crime writer Peter Robinson has won the 2018 Best Novel award for Sleeping in the Ground (McClelland & Stewart) as part of the 2018 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing.