TORONTO, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) and
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) today announced, Alice Munro and Jack
Rabinovitch have been named recipients of the industry's prestigious
Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Munro, a master story-teller and
award-winning author, and Mr. Rabinovitch, founder of the Scotiabank
Giller Prize, will be honoured on June 3 in Toronto at the CBA Libris Awards which celebrate excellence in the Canadian bookselling industry.
The CBA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individual's impact on
Canadian literary culture. Past recipients include Margaret Atwood,
Timothy Findley, Carol Shields, Pierre Burton, Charles Burchell and
Stephen King. This is the first time in the award's history that two
individuals are being recognized in the same year.
Voted on by members of the Canadian book industry, the CBA Libris Awards
will bring the book community together on Monday June 3 to honour
talented authors whose works were embraced by book-buyers, and the
dedicated professionals who ensured those authors' books connected
meaningfully with readers.
"We are thrilled to be recognizing two people who continue to make an
incredible contribution to this country's book industry," said CBA
President, Mark Lefebvre. "Ms. Munro is such an integral part of the
Canadian literary landscape and her stories have made her one of the
great contemporary writers. The Scotiabank Giller Prize, which Mr.
Rabinovitch founded, is in large part responsible for the continued
growth of Canadian literary talent. The prize celebrates the best in
Canadian fiction and brings these books to the attention of all
Canadians. Both are well-deserved winners of this award."
SPECIAL PANEL PRESENTATION: To kick-off this year's Libris celebration, a panel of booksellers and
publishers will sit down to discuss trends, innovation and strategy in
the bookselling industry. This panel is open to all those attending the
Libris Awards Dinner.
For more information about the CBA Libris Awards and the panel
presentation, click here.
A limited number of media passes for the Dinner are available.
SOURCE: Canadian Booksellers Association
For further information:
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact:
Jodi White, CBA Senior Manager
Tel: (416) 467-7883, ext.1 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org