Four Ontario Authors Receive Province's Top Literary Award
TORONTO, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Winners of Ontario's foremost prize for
literary excellence, the Trillium Book Award, were announced this
evening by Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, at a
dinner hosted by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC).
This year's winner for the Trillium Book Award in English-language is:
Alice Munro, Dear Life: Stories (McClelland & Stewart)
The winner for the Trillium Book Award in French-language is:
Paul Savoie, Bleu bémol (Éditions David)
This year's English-language winner for the Trillium Book Award for
Matthew Tierney, Probably Inevitable (Coach House Books)
The winner for the Trillium Book Award for Children's Literature in
Claude Forand, Un moine trop bavard (Éditions David)
"The works of Ontario's gifted writers inspire the hearts and minds of
people across the country and around the world. The winners of this
year's Trillium Book Award are among the best and brightest in the
literary community, and I am proud to recognize their part in
strengthening Ontario's reputation for creative excellence."
— Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
"For more than 25 years, the Trillium Book Award has honoured the
contribution of Ontario's talented authors to the cultural and economic
well-being of our province. Congratulations to all of the authors and
their publishers who play such a vital role in ensuring that we can
share our collective stories with the world."
— Kevin Shea, Chair, Ontario Media Development Corporation
The Trillium Book Award is among the most highly regarded national and
international literary prizes. Previous winners have included world-renowned writers Margaret Atwood, Austin Clarke,
Thomas King, Michael Ondaatje, Andrée Lacelle and François Paré.
The Trillium Book Award for Children's Literature in French-language is
awarded in alternating years with the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in
French-language. The Trillium Book Award for Poetry recognizes literary
achievement for a first, second or third published work of poetry.
The Trillium Book Award English-language and French-language winners
receive $20,000. Publishers of the winning books each receive $2,500
towards their promotional costs. The respective winners of the Trillium
Book Award for Poetry in English-language and the Trillium Book Award
for Children's Literature in French-language each receive $10,000 and
their publishers receive $2,000. All finalists receive a $500
Book publishing is a $1.36 billion industry in Ontario, with 479 firms
employing more than 4,700 Ontarians.
Read about this year's winners and finalists here.
The Ontario government established the Trillium Book Award in 1987.
The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) is an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
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SOURCE: Trillium Book Awards
For further information:
Contact Trillium Book Award Finalists:
Dane Gergovich, Trillium Publicist
Media Profile, (416) 342-1816
Contact for OMDC:
Sharon Wilson, OMDC Communications Officer
(416) 642-6616 E-mail: email@example.com
Contact for Minister Chan:
Jasmine Gill, Minister's Office,
(416) 325-1759 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Denelle Balfour, Communications Branch,
(416) 212-3928 E-mail: email@example.com