Affiliate cheers

Friday, September 16, 2016

Please join us in saluting several of our affiliates who has been honoured recently for their vital contribution to a thriving Canadian culture and content ecosystem.

Lorna Crozier won not just once—but twice—when the League of Canadian Poets Awards were given out during June’s Canadian Writers’ Summit. Crozier’s collection The Wrong Cat (Penguin Random House) took home both the League’s award for best poetry collection written by a woman (The Pat Lowther Memorial Award) and for a member of the League of Canadian Poets (The Raymond Souster Award).

As well at the Canadian Writers’ Summit, Leah Horlick was awarded the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers by the Writers’ Trust of Canada.

Rosemary Sullivan continued her remarkable run with recent news that she become the first Canadian author to be awarded the Plutarch Award for Biography for Stalin’s Daughter (HarperCollins Canada). Sullivan has previously been honoured for this work with the RBC Taylor Prize and the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

Margaret Atwood can add the 2016 PEN Pinter Prize to the many honours she has amassed throughout her illustrious career. The prize—which was named in honour of playwright Harold Pinter and is annually given to a writer whose reflects and comments on the world around him or her—will be presented to Atwood in October at the British Library.

Susan Juby has been selected as the winner of this year`s Leacock Medal for Humour. Juby won the award for Republic of Dirt (HarperCollins Canada), which comes with a $15,000 prize.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards were given out in June to affiliates Michael Crummey and Janet McNaugthon. Crummey was the Fiction Prize honoree for Sweetland (Doubleday Canada) and McNaughton was the Young Adult honoree for Flame and Ashes: The Great Fire Diary of Triffie Winsor (Scholastic Canada).