Trillium Book Award Author Readings June 16


Contest! Win Tickets to a Special Screening of new Sherlock Film, Mr. Holmes!

Are you a Sherlock fan? Whether it's Basil Rathbone or Benedict Cumberbatch depicting the famed detective on screen, or curling up with one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original books, the man from 221B Baker Street has delighted fans for over a hundred years.

The newest instalment in the Sherlock canon is Mr. Holmes, a film starring Ian McKellen and Laura Linney that takes the unique twist of having an elderly Holmes attempting to set the record straight following the widespread popularity of his partner Dr. Watson's written accounts of their adventures. He lives in isolation with only a housekeeper and her young son for company, and finds himself ruminating on the details of the case that forced him into retirement.

Kate Cayley & Brecken Hancock Capture 2015 Trillium Book Awards!

Kate Cayley had already found significant acclaim as a poet and YA author before she turned her hand to short fiction, publishing her first collection of short stories, How You Were Born (Pedlar Press) in the fall of 2014. Proving that she's every bit as talented in prose as she is in verse, it was announced on Wednesday evening that Cayley is the winner of the 2015 Trillium Book Award.

She beat out an impressive list of finalists, including previous winners Margaret Atwood and Thomas King.

Profile on Ben Ladouceur, with a few questions

By rob mclennan

In her review of Ben Ladouceur’s first trade collection of poems, Otter (Coach House Books, 2015), online at Plenitude Magazine, Shannon Webb-Campbell writes that “Toronto-based poet Ben Ladouceur embodies queer history with profound poetic intention. Sexy, witty, and sensual, Otter is a richly imagined collection of poetry. Ladoucer writes with grace and precision.” She continues:

Book Summit Line Up to Feature Sue Gardner from Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women List

Book Summit is a conference that brings together creative minds from all aspects of writing and publishing. With a 2015 theme of The Story at the Centre, Book Summit is hosting conversations about innovative possibilities around books for those who create, sell and market them. From partnering with game companies, filmmakers, musicians and app designers to reaching readers in new and direct ways, the Book Summit line up features speakers who are focused more on story and experience and less on format.

Type Books Named the 2014 Magazines Canada Retailer of the Year

Toronto's own Type Books, the beloved Queen West neighbourhood bookstore, has been named the 2014 Retailer of the Year by Magazines Canada.

Get Up Close and Personal with Trillium Award Nominated Authors!

The Trillium Book Awards, which honour the best books written by Ontario authors each year, always have a tough task set for their judges. The wealth of writing talent in Ontario is staggering, and every year the shortlists boast a selection amongst which any judge would have a hard time choosing. We live in the province of Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Miriam Toews, Michael Ondaatje, Dionne Brand and many more — and every year, innovative, emerging authors join the ranks. It's hard news for Trillium judges but great news for readers.

Vancouver Poet Jane Munro Wins the 2015 Griffin Prize

Jane Munro began writing when she was just five years old — her mother saved a poem she wrote at that age about her bicycle, in which the young Munro exclaimed that riding made her feel like she was "Queen of the town".

League of Canadian Poets Announces Annual Poetry Prizes Honouring Spoken Word, Debut Poets and More!

On May 30, 2015, The League of Canadian Poets announced the winners of their Raymond Souster, Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial and Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret awards.

The prizes were presented at a conference in Winnipeg. Jointly presented by the LCP and the Writers Union of Canada, the event marked the 49th annual LCP Poetry Conference and Festival.

The Winners of the 2015 League of Canadian Poets Prizes:

2015 Raymond Souster Award:

Washita by Patrick Lane (Harbour Publishing)
This $1,000 award honours a book of poetry by a League member publishing in the previous year

Special Feature! Discussion with All Seven Griffin Poetry Prize Finalists

The Griffin Poetry Prize is far and away both the biggest poetry prize in the country and the landmark event on the poetry lover's calendar.

Celebrating both Canadian and international poets, the Griffin Prize has effectively launched Canadian poetry and poets abroad in an unprecedented way, while simultaneously promoting the finest foreign poets publishing in English (via translation or in the original text) to Canadian readers.

Each finalist for both the international and Canadian prizes receives $10,000 in recognition of the literary excellence of their work, with the two winners receiving an additional $65,000. The 2015 winners will be announced at an event in Toronto on June 4, 2015.

CanLit Icons and Fresh Voices Featured on the 2015 Trillium Book Award Shortlists!

This year's Trillium Book Award finalists' list sees CanLit icons mixed with fresh voices, for a list that will likely keep book lovers guessing till the last minute. Highly decorated established writers including Margaret Atwood, Thomas King and former Toronto poet laureate Dionne Brand pop up alongside rising stars like Kate Cayley. Both Atwood and King have won the prize previously.

Syndicate content

Advanced Search