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Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award – Mississauga, Ontario, author Eva Stachniak won the $5,000 U.S. prize for her novel Necessary Lies (Dundurn Press) at a lavish afternoon ...

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Four Canadian authors are among the finalists for this year’s Lambda Literary Awards, which recognize excellence in gay and lesbian writing. Shortlists were announced earlier this month; the ...

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Four Canadian children’s titles have been named “notable books” by this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. The awards, administered by the U.S.-based Association of Jewish Libraries, ...

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Leon Rooke, Margaret Sweatman, J.M. Bumsted, and Ingeborg Boyens are among the Manitoba authors up for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award next month. The finalists for the $3,000 ...

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Ruth Schwartz finalists named – Such well-known Canadian children’s writers as Dennis Lee, Julie Johnston, and Brian Doyle are in the running for this year’s Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book ...

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Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin has made the shortlist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, which is the world’s richest literary prize with a purse of $139,000 Cdn. The ...

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BC Book Prizes – Polly Horvath, Susan Crean, and Madeleine Thien were among the winners of the BC Book Prizes, which were awarded in six categories at a Vancouver gala on Saturday night. And ...

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Canada Book Day kept CanLit scorekeepers busy with a fresh round of awards.

Sawai takes Danuta Gleed prize – Gloria Sawai has won this year’s Danuta Gleed Literary Award, a $5,000 ...

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A look at the Steven Truscott case and a polemic on Quebec nationalism are among the five shortlisted titles for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize. Administered by the Writers’ Trust of Canada and ...

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Donner Prize announces shortlist – Taxation, the Supreme Court, and child pornography are among the issues tackled by the seven nominees for the 2001-2002 Donner Prize. The $25,000 award, ...

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Carol Matas and Brian Doyle are among the nominees for this year’s Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People. The winner of the $1,000 prize (which is administered by the ...

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Scientific entrepreneurship, the head of Canadian Tire, an infamous swindler, and the sorry state of Canadian farming are the subjects covered in this year’s nominees for the National Business ...

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Sawai wins Edmonton prize – Gloria Sawai has won the City of Edmonton Book prize for her short-story collection A Song for Nettie Johnson (Coteau Books). Sawai received a $2,000 cash ...

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Sharon E. McKay, Vivien Bowers, and François Barcelo have won this year’s Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards, which were presented in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Saturday.

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Roloff Beny prize – Geoffrey James has won the Roloff Beny Photography Book Award for Paris, a document of the changing face of the great city. Published by the Canadian Cultural Centre ...

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Wynne-Jones wins Edgar – Ontario author Tim Wynne-Jones has racked up another award for The Boy in the Burning House. Last year the young-adult novel – published in Canada by Groundwood ...

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Toronto-based poet Ken Babstock has won the $8,000 K.M. Hunter Artist Award in the literature category. The Newfoundland-born Babstock has published two collections of poetry, Mean and ...

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A Nova Scotia author and illustrator has won the Canadian Library Association’s annual illustration prize for her first book.

Frances Wolfe won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon ...

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Five authors, including Margaret Sweatman and Robert Charles Wilson, have made the shortlist for this year’s Sunburst Award. Presented annually for “Canadian literature of the fantastic,” the ...

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Memoir, poetry, biography, and fiction were all recognized in the City of Toronto Book Award shortlist, announced this week. Six titles made the cut; the winner will be announced at Toronto’s ...

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Nancy Lee’s story collection Dead Girls, Christian Bök’s poetry volume Eunoia, and Margaret Atwood’s essay collection Negotiating with the Dead have made the shortlist for ...

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Shields wins Taylor Prize for Austen bio – Carol Shields won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction yesterday for Jane Austen, her biography of the 18th-century English ...

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Ontario author Julie E. Czerneda has won twice at this year’s Aurora Awards, which honour Canadian science fiction and fantasy.

Czerneda won in the best long-form work in English ...

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Small and large presses square off for short-story prize – Established CanLit stars Alice Munro and Diane Schoemperlen head up the list of nominees for this year’s Upper Canada Brewing Company ...

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Vanderhaeghe, Gray take Drummer General’s Awards – “This year was the most difficult adjudication that the Drummer General’s has faced,” says Richard Bachmann. “Which is a reflection of either ...

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It’s a virtual cross-Canada tour on the shortlist for the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, which was announced this week. The four finalists (listed below) range in setting from ...

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Stoffman up for Donner – Macfarlane Walter & Ross may be about to fold, but its publishing program continues to garner recognition. Daniel Stoffman’s Who Gets In, published by MWR ...

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Gleed shortlist looks to the west – There’s a distinct West Coast vibe to this year’s Danuta Gleed Literary Award shortlist, announced Friday. Four of the six nominees for the annual ...

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Native memoir wins Fleck Award – A memoir of a Cree boy’s last summer before entering

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Griffin Poetry Prize nominee Dionne Brand is up for another poetry award. Her collection thirsty is one of six titles shortlisted for the League of Canadian Poets’ Pat Lowther Memorial Award, ...

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BC Book Prizes bestowed – Carol Shields is among the winners of the annual BC Book Prizes, having taken the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for Unless (Random House Canada). This year’s ceremony, ...

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Henderson scores – Vancouver author Lee Henderson has won this year’s Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Henderson will receive $5,000 for his first book, the short-story collection The Broken ...

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Clark wins again – Joan Clark has won another prize for her latest children’s novel. Clark’s The Word for Home (Penguin Canada) won the Mr. Christie’s Book Award in the young adult ...

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Rick Mofina, Kathy Reichs, and Max Haines are all up for Arthur Ellis Awards. Shortlists for the annual Canadian crime writing awards were announced this week in six categories. Winners will ...

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Douglas & McIntyre was the big winner in the Alcuin Society’s annual book design awards, released late last month. The Vancouver publisher and its imprints received 10 mentions in the ...

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Frances E. Russell Award moves to spring – IBBY Canada is in the process of permanently moving its Frances E. Russell Award from the fall to the spring. The $1,000 grant is awarded to cover ...

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Go global, says Donner-winning title – John F. Helliwell, an economics professor at the University of British Columbia, has won this year’s Donner Prize. Helliwell’s book Globalization and ...

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Clarke wins again – Toronto author Austin Clarke has added another major award to his shelf. Last week Clarke’s 2002 novel The Polished Hoe (Thomas Allen Publishers) won the ...

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No English-language nominees for new Trillium poetry prize – The new Trillium Book Prize for Poetry, worth $10,000 for a debut poetry title, will be awarded only in French this year. No ...

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There’s a double dose of Doubleday Canada on the National Business Book Award shortlist – the company has published two of the four nominated titles.

Books on telecommunications giant ...

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Jurist for Giller jury – Past Giller Prize juries have included writers, literary academics, media, and booksellers, but their ranks welcomed a new category yesterday. Ontario Court of Appeal ...

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Jakober wins U.S. Shaara Award – Calgary author Marie Jakober has won a U.S. award for Civil War writing. Jakober’s novel Only Call Us Faithful (Forge Books/H.B. Fenn and Company) has ...

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Dionne Brand and Kathy Mac have won the two major League of Canadian Poets prizes.

Brand has won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, which goes to a female Canadian poet, for her collection ...

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Toronto writer John Duffy has won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his book on Canadian elections throughout history.

Duffy was named the winner in Ottawa on ...

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Arsenal takes home Lambda – After numerous nominations, Arsenal Pulp Press has won its first Lambda Literary Award. Queer Fear II: Gay Horror Fiction, edited by Michael Rowe, won in the ...

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Hana’s Suitcase wins – Karen Levine’s book about the search for information on a Holocaust victim has won the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children Award. ...

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Nortel book wins business-writing prize – An investigative look at the collapse of Nortel’s stock has won the National Business Book Award. Douglas Hunter, author of The Bubble and the ...

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While much of the world was caught up in Pottermania last Saturday, the ReLit Awards unveiled this year’s winners at beach parties in Newfoundland and B.C.

Peter Darbyshire’s ...

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Veteran author Leon Rooke won one literary prize and signed on to judge another this week.
Rooke is among the winners of the annual CBC Literary Awards, announced in Ottawa on Tuesday – ...

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Five titles from five different publishers make up the shortlist for this year’s Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, which was announced this week. The winner will be ...

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Clark wins Bilson – Newfoundland author Joan Clark has won the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People for the second time. Clark won this year’s prize for her young ...

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Paulette Jiles and Jake MacDonald were among the winners at the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Great Literary Awards last night. Jiles’ novel of the American Civil War, Enemy Women, and ...

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McClelland & Stewart may have the Man Booker Prize on its mind this week, but the house picked up another award win on Wednesday as Joe Fiorito’s first novel The Song Beneath the ...

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Words Worthy shortlist – For the second year in a row, Words Worth Books in Waterloo, Ontario, is running an in-house award to highlight Canadian titles overlooked by the major prizes. But ...

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IMPAC longlist announced – Five books by Canadian authors have made the longlist for the 2004 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, announced in Dublin yesterday. Austin Clarke’s The ...

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Montreal writer Edeet Ravel, already nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction this year, has appeared on another shortlist. Ravel’s novel Ten Thousand Lovers is ...

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Inner-city issues take the spotlight in the City of Vancouver Book Award shortlist, announced last week. Two of the four nominated titles concern the city’s notorious downtown ...

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It’s a healthy mix of genres in the competition for the Saskatchewan Book Awards’ book of the year prize. The nominees, announced last week, include three short-story collections, two poetry ...

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Two books tie for Vancouver book prize – Two photography books about the buildings and inhabitants of a notorious Vancouver inner-city neighbourhood have tied for this year’s City of Vancouver ...

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Brossard wins Mitchell Prize – Quebec author Nicole Brossard has won this year’s W.O. Mitchell Prize, which carries a $15,000 cash award.

Brossard, a poet, novelist, and essayist, has ...

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Hopkinson wins – Toronto author Nalo Hopkinson has won the Sunburst Award, a Canadian science fiction and fantasy book prize, for her novel, Skin Folk (Warner Aspect/H.B. Fenn). ...

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A Douglas & McIntyre historical atlas focusing on a B.C. first nations people won the City of Vancouver Book Award this week.
A Stó:lo-Coast Salish Historical Atlas was announced as ...

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Austin Clarke’s novel The Polished Hoe has won the Commonwealth Writers Prize Best Book Award for the Canada/Caribbean region. And Clarke will be the home-country favourite when the overall ...

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