Errol Sharpe, founder and publisher of Fernwood Publishing, will receive the Ivy Award on Oct. 25 as part of the upcoming Toronto International Festival of Authors. The Ivy Award, now in its 10th year, is presented annually to someone who has made a major contribution to Canadian publishing.
Sharpe is also the author of A People’s History of Prince Edward Island (Steel Rail Publishing, 1976), and co-author of In Pursuit of Justice: Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op and the Fair Trade Movement (Fernwood Publishing, 2014) and Milton Acorn: The People’s Poet (Fernwood Publishing, 2015).
Sharpe was chosen by a jury comprised of Mawenzi House publisher Nurjehan Aziz, TIFA director Roland Gulliver, A Different Booklist co-owner Itah Sadu, Literary Review of Canada editor-in-chief Kyle Wyatt, and Q&Q publisher Alison Jones.