Ontario Creates has announced 16 finalists for this year’s Trillium Book Awards.
The awards, now in their 35th year, recognize excellence in Ontario’s writers in both French and English. Winning authors receive $20,000, and their publishers receive $2,500 to promote the winning titles.
This year’s winners will be announced in person on June 21, after two years of the event happening virtually. Winners and nominees from the virtual years will also be honoured at this year’s event, which will be streamed live to Facebook.
Trillium Book Award
- Brian Francis, Missed Connections: A Memoir in Letters Never Sent (McClelland & Stewart)
- Catherine Graham, Æther: An Out-of-Body Lyric (Buckrider Books / Wolsak & Wynn Publishers)
- Sydney Hegele, The Pump (Invisible Publishing)
- Pamela Korgemagi, The Hunter and the Old Woman (House of Anansi Press)
- Ann Shin, The Last Exiles (Park Row / Harlequin Trade Publishing)
Trillium Book Award for Poetry
- Roxanna Bennett, The Untranslatable I (Gordon Hill Press)
- Liz Howard, Letters in a Bruised Cosmos (McClelland & Stewart)
- Bardia Sinaee, Intruder (House of Anansi Press)
- Soufiane Chakkouche, Zahra (Éditions David)
- Marie-Hélène Larochelle, Je suis le courant la vase (Leméac Éditeur)
- Robert Marinier, Un conte de l’apocalypse (Éditions Prise de parole)
- Marie-Thé Morin, Errances (Éditions Prise de parole)
- Michèle Vinet, Le malaimant (Éditions L’Interligne)
Prix de Poésie Trillium
- Sylvie Bérard, À croire que j’aime les failles (Éditions Prise de parole)
- Sonia-Sophie Courdeau, Ce qui reste sans contour (Éditions Prise de parole)
- Chloé Laduchesse, Exosquelette (Mémoire d’encrier)