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Finalists for 2014 Trillium Book Award announced

May 21, 2014

Ontario Authors shortlisted for Prestigious Literary Prize

TORONTO, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ – Six English books and five French have
been shortlisted for the 2014 Trillium Book Award, the Ontario
government’s prestigious award for literature. This year, five titles
are also short-listed for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; three in
English and two in French.

For detailed information on all the 2014 Trillium Book Award finalists
click here.

English Finalists for the Trillium Book Award/Prix Trillium:

        --  Craig Davidson, Cataract City(Doubleday Canada)
        --  Barry Dempster, The Outside World(Pedlar Press)
        --  Lorna Goodison, Supplying Salt and Light(McClelland & Stewart)
        --  Helen Humphreys, Nocturne(HarperCollins Publishers)
        --  Hannah Moscovitch, This is War(Playwrights Canada Press)
        --  Peter Unwin, Life Without Death and Other Stories(Cormorant
            Books)

French Finalists for the Trillium Book Award/ Prix Trillium:

        --  Marguerite Andersen, La mauvaise mère(Éditions Prise de parole)
        --  Andrée Christensen, Racines de neige(Éditions David)
        --  Véronique-Marie Kaye, Afghanistan(Éditions Prise de parole)
        --  Philippe Porée-Kurrer, Les Gardiens de l'Onirisphère : La
            révélation de Stockholm(Éditions JCL)
        --  Danièle Vallée, Sous la jupe(Éditions David)

Finalists for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English language:

        --  Austin Clarke, Where the Sun Shines Best(Guernica Editions)
        --  Adam Dickinson, The Polymers(House of Anansi Press)
        --  Souvankham Thammavongsa, Light(Pedlar Press)

Finalists for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in French language:

        --  Daniel Groleau Landry, Rêver au réel(Les Éditions L'Interligne)
        --  Michèle Matteau, Le fol aujourd'hui(Les Éditions L'Interligne)

The public are invited to attend a special event on June 16, 2014 where
the finalists will read from their nominated works. The event will be
held in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789
Yonge Street (doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the readings begin at 7:00
p.m.).

The winners will be announced on June 17, 2014 at a dinner in Toronto.

QUOTE

“Ontario is fortunate to have a tremendous network of local publishers
and so many gifted writers, whose work is in demand around the world.
Congratulations to this year’s finalists – their new stories carry on a
rich literary tradition and we wish them continued success.”

- Kevin Shea, Chair, Ontario Media Development Corporation

QUICK FACTS

        --  The Trillium Book Award/Prix Trillium encourages excellence in
            literature by investing in Ontario-based writers.  Award
            recipients receive $20,000 and their respective publishers
            receive $2,500 to promote the winning titles. All finalists
            receive a $500 honorarium.

        --  The Trillium Book Award for Poetry recognizes literary
            achievement for a first, second or third published work of
            poetry. The Trillium Book Award for Poetry French language is
            awarded in alternating years with the Trillium Book Award for
            Children's Literature in French language. The winner for each
            of these awards receives $10,000 and their publisher $2,000 for
            promotion of the titles. Finalists for these awards also
            receive a $500 honorarium.

        --  Previous winners
            have included world-renowned writers Alice Munro, Margaret
            Atwood, Austin Clarke, Thomas King, Michael Ondaatje, Andrée
            Lacelle and François Paré.

        --  Ontario is home to the largest book publishing industry in
            Canada, with operating revenues of $1.32 billion.

LEARN MORE

The Trillium Book Award was established to recognize excellence, support
marketing and foster increased public awareness of the quality and
diversity of Ontario authors and their works.

Disponible en français

SOURCE Trillium Book Awards


Source: PR Newswire



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