Dundurn Dominates Ontario’s Speaker’s Book Award Shortlist

Dundurn Dominates Ontario’s Speaker’s Book Award Shortlist

Posted on November 28 by Kyle in Awards
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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:

  • Bill Davis, the biography of the former Ontario premier written by Steve Paikin
  • Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo, about the women who worked in WWII munitions factory in Scarborough by Barbara Dickson
  • Dalton McGuinty: Making a Difference, the autobiography of the former Ontario premier
  • Invisible North: The Search for Answers on a Troubled Reserve by journalist Alexandra Shimo
  • Seasons of Hope: Memoirs of Ontario’s First Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor by James Bartleman


In addition, Suzanne Sutherland’s young adult novel Something Wiki is nominated for the inaugural Young Authors Award, a new prize celebrating talents of young authors from Ontario. This new honour brings attention to works by young authors (ages 18 to 30) from Ontario whose work has had an impact on the provinces writing scene.


The Speaker’s Book Award recognizes works by Ontario authors reflecting the diverse culture and rich history of the province and of its residents, with a special focus on political discourse. Administered by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the Speaker’s Book Award and Young Authors Award will be presented at a ceremony at Queen’s Park on March 6, 2017.