The Writers’ Trust of Canada has announced three finalists for the 2023 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers.
The annual $10,000 award is presented to a writer who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or Two-Spirit for an outstanding debut book in any genre. Finalists receive $1,000. Translators receive a portion of the prize money.
This year’s finalists are:
- Scenes from the Underground by Gabriel Cholette, illustrated by Jacob Pyne, translated by Elina Taillon (House of Anansi Press)
- Body So Fluorescent by Amanda Cordner and David di Giovanni (Playwrights Canada Press)
- Chrysalis by Anuja Varghese (House of Anansi Press)
This year’s finalists were chosen by a jury comprised of authors S. Bear Bergman, Nicholas Dawson, and Sharanpal Ruprai from 37 books submitted by 24 publishers.
The winner will be announced at the Writers’ Trust Awards on November 21.