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.
The finalists for the $20,000 Trillium Book Award/Prix Trillium were announced on May 24.
The finalists for the inaugural Emerging Indigenous Voices prizes have been announced.
The festival saw 12,000 attendees, most of whom were school children, there to mingle with 91 authors.
Moncton, N.B.-born comic artist and author Jesse Jacobs has won the 2018 Doug Wright Best Book Award for Crawl Space after six nominations.