Literary Award Roundup aka Christmas Shopping List

Christmas is the busiest book buying seasons of the year. The GG award announcement was actually moved to the fall many years ago to coincide with the holiday shopping rush. It’s sometimes hard finding something to buy, so literary award winners are a good place to find suggestions (at least I think so since they’re something of an academic interest of mine). This list is by no means exhaustive in any way, shape or form and is completely free of editorial commentary.

Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize: Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows

Scotiabank Giller Prize: Sean Michaels, Us Conductors

Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour: Bill Conall, The Promised Land

Canada Reads: Joseph Boyden, The Orenda

Governor General’s Award for Fiction: Thomas King, The Back of the Turtle

Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction: Michael Harris, The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection

Governor General’s Award for Poetry: Arleen Paré, Lake of Two Mountains

Governor General’s Award for Drama: Jordan Tannahill, Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays

Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature: Raziel Reid, When Everything Feels Like the Movies

Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustration: Jillian Tamaki, This One Summer

Governor General’s Award for French to English Translation: François-Marc Gagnon, Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography

Trillium Book Award for Fiction: Hannah Moscovitch, This Is War

Trillium Book Award for Poetry: Souvankham Thammavongsa, Light

Amazon.ca First Novel Award: Wayne Grady, Emancipation Day

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction: Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

RBC Taylor Prize: Thomas King, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing: Paul Wells, The Longer I’m Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006

Toronto Book Award: Charlotte Gray, The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country

Thomas Head Raddall Award: William Kowalski, The Hundred Hearts

J.M. Abraham Poetry Award (Atlantic Poetry Prize): Don Domanski, Bite Down Little Whisper

Griffin Poetry Prize – Canada: Anne Carson, Red Doc>

Griffin Poetry Prize – International: Brenda Hillman, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire

Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction: Sean Michaels, Us Conductors

Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction: Chantal Hébert, The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was

A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry: Sina Queyras, MxT

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Annie Baker, The Flick

Pulitzer Prize for History: Alan Taylor, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772–1832

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography: Megan Marshall, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: Vijay Seshadri, 3 Sections

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction: Dan Fagin, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation

National Book Award for Fiction: Phil Klay, Redeployment

National Book Award for Nonfiction: Evan Osnos, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

National Book Award for Poetry: Louise Gluck, Faithful and Virtuous Night

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction: Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Man Booker Prize: Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award: Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The Sound of Things Falling

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (Orange Prize): Eimear McBride, A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah Everyone!!!

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One response

  1. What a great list! It’s so hard to keep track of Canadian awards on top of all the international prizes.

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