The Ontario government’s prize for literature, the Trillium Book Award, has announced their finalists for the 2016 prizes.
Each year, Ontario authors and poets in both french and english are honoured with the award that gifts $20,000 for winners, $2500 for their publishers and $500 for all finalists. Poetry awards see $10,000 to winners and their publishers receive $2,000. Finalists also get $500.
Previous winners of the award have included Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Austin Clarke, Thomas King, Michael Ondaatje, Andrée Lacelle and François Paré.
Here are this year’s finalists. The winners will be announced on June 22nd, 2016.
English-language Finalists for the Trillium Book Award:
• Lynn Crosbie, Where Did You Sleep Last Night, House of Anansi Press
• Andrew Forbes, What You Need, Invisible Publishing
• Kevin Hardcastle, Debris, Biblioasis
• Robert Hough, The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan, House of Anansi Press
• Janette Platana, A Token of My Affliction, Tightrope Books
• Karen Solie, The Road In Is Not The Same Road Out, House of Anansi Press
French-language Finalists for the Trillium Book Award:
• Alain Doom, Un neurinome sur une balançoire, Éditions Prise de parole
• Caroline Durand, Nourrir la machine humaine, McGill-Queen’s University Press
• Véronique-Marie Kaye, Marjorie Chalifoux, Éditions Prise de parole
• Didier Leclair, Pour l’amour de Dimitri, Éditions David
• Carlos Taveira, Mots et marées, tome 2 : Les maux de Marie-Josèphe-Angélique, Les Éditions L’Interligne
Finalists for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English language:
• Madhur Anand, A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes, McClelland and Stewart
• Soraya Peerbaye, Tell: poems for a girlhood, Pedlar Press
• Damian Rogers, Dear Leader, Coach House Books
Finalists for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in French language:
• Sonia Lamontagne, Comptine à rebours, Éditions Prise de parole
• Gilles Latour, Mots qu’elle a faits terre, Les Éditions de L’Interligne
• David Ménard, Neuvaines, Les Éditions L’Interligne
To learn more about the coveted prize, visit their website.
Stay tuned for winners on June 22nd.