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Dionne Brand, Gwen Benaway, K.D. Miller among this year’s Trillium Award finalists

Dionne Brand (Jason Chow)

Nominees have been announced for this year’s Trillium Book Awards.

The four prizes celebrate literary achievement by Ontario-based authors. Trillium Book Award (French and English language) winners will receive $20,000, with their respective publishers allotted $2,500 to promote their winning titles. Winners of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English language and the Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature in French language each receive $10,000, and their publishers, $2000.

Finalists will read from their books at a free public event at the Toronto Reference Library on June 12. The winners will be announced June 13 at an industry event.

English-language Trillium Book Award

  • Tamara Faith Berger, Queen Solomon (Coach House Books)
  • Dionne Brand, The Blue Clerk (McClelland & Stewart)
  • Claudia Dey, Heartbreaker (Harper Avenue/HarperCollins)
  • K.D. Miller, Late Breaking (Biblioasis)
  • Miriam Toews, Women Talking (Knopf Canada)

Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English language

  • Gwen Benaway, Holy Wild (Book*hug)
  • Stevie Howell, I left nothing inside on purpose (McClelland & Stewart)
  • Robin Richardson, Sit How You Want (Signal Editions/Véhicule Press)

French-language Trillium Book Award

  • Alain Doom, Un quai entre deux mondes (Prise de parole)
  • Gilles Latour, À la merci de l’étoile (Les Éditions L’Interligne)
  • Lisa L’Heureux, Et si un soir (Prise de parole)
  • Yvon Malette, Entre le risque et le rêve (Éditions David)
  • David Ménard, Poupée de rouille (Les Éditions L’Interligne)

Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature in French language 

  • Pierre-Luc Bélanger, L’Odyssée des neiges (Éditions David)
  • Diya Lim, La marchande, la sorcière, la lune et moi (Les Éditions L’Interligne)
  • Daniel Marchildon, Otages de la nature (Éditions David)