Awards

Category: Awards

October 20, 2016 ― The woman who led the successful national campaign to have women depicted on Canadian money has been awarded the 2016 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media (Pierre Berton Award). Merna Forster’s campaign resulted in a petition of more than 73,000 names and a commitment from the prime minister to feature a woman from Canadian history on bank notes in 2018.

We are delighted to announce that Myles and the Monster Outside by Toronto author Philippa Dowding and illustrator Shawn Daigle has been nominated for the Silver Birch Express Award, part of the Ontario Library Association’s annual Forest of Reading program.

Dundurn Press is pleased to announce that Joan M. Roberts has won the 2016 Alison Prentice Award presented by the Ontario Historical Society for Cracked: How Telephone Operators Took on Canada’s Largest Corporation ... And Won. The award honours the best book on women’s history in Ontario, published in the past three years.

Caroline Di Cocco delivered this introduction at the June 11, 2016 OHS Award Ceremony.

Dundurn is pleased to announce that Nipissing: Historic Waterway, Wilderness Playground by Françoise Noël has been nominated for the 2016 Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Award, to be awarded in mid-August, 2016.

Administered by the Ontario Library Service – North, this is an award that recognizes Northern authors.

Dundurn is pleased to announce that Catherine Macdonald’s Put on the Armour of Light has won the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction, part of the Manitoba Book Awards. The winner was announced at a reception at the Ambassador Ballroom, Radisson Hotel, at 7pm April 30th in Winnipeg.

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