Wonderful news everyone! Lynda A. Archer's Tears in the Grass has been named a finalist in the Lesbian Fiction Category for the 29th annual Lambda Literary Awards. The Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer writing for books published in 2016.
Sault Ste. Marie-based author Nancy Scott has been nominated for a Gertrude H. Dyke Award for her work Lake Nipigon: Where the Great Lakes Begin.
The Gertrude H. Dyke Award recognizes the best popular full length book published about the history of Northwestern Ontario. This is one of the several awards that the Thunder Bay Museum gives every two years.
Just announced at the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference, Alice Zorn’s stunning literary novel Five Roses has been nominated as a 2017 Forest of Reading® Evergreen Award official selection (a project of the Ontario Library Association).
Toronto-based author Doug Taylor has been nominated for a Theatre Library Association Book Award, which honours a work published during 2016 of exceptional scholarship in the field of recorded or broadcast performance.
Canadian authors telling Canadian stories; that's what we love. So naturally, we're thrilled to have a total of five books recognized on the Speaker’s Book Award shortlist. From biographies to current events, these are books that celebrate Ontarians making their mark in this province. Nominees for the Speaker’s Book Award include:
Toronto-based author and journalist Alexandra Shimo is among ten authors whose work is longlisted for British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, one of Canada’s leading literary non-fiction prizes.
A biography of David Milne, one of Canada’s finest artists, was honoured last night. Hamilton author James King was awarded the 23rd Annual Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Non-Fiction for Inner Places: The Life of David Milne.
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.