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Indie titles dominate Trillium Book Award shortlists

Trillium Award logoTitles from independent Canadian publishers dominate this year’s shortlists for the Trillium Book Award.

The shortlists, announced today by Ontario Creates, include 13 books in French and English across three categories. The French poetry award will not be awarded this year due to an insufficient number of entries.

The annual awards, now in their 37th year, recognize literary excellence in Ontario’s writers who work in both French and English. Winning authors of the Trillium Book Award receive $20,000, while winning poets of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry receive $10,000. Publishers of the winning titles receive support to promote and market the winning books. Previous winners include Stuart Ross, Souvankham Thammavongsa, and Dionne Brand.

The winners will be announced on June 20.

 Trillium Book Award

Prix Trillium

Trillium Book Award for Poetry