25th Trillium Award

Trillium Testimonial: Ruth Ohi

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This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Ontario's illustrious Trillium Book Award/Prix Trillium. To celebrate this silver milestone, Open Book has asked members of the literary community to tell us what they love about their favourite award-winning Trillium title. If you're looking for a recommended read (or re-read), follow these Trillium Testimonials on Open Book: Ontario from now until the winners of the 2012 award competition are announced. Today, illustrator Ruth Ohi tells us why she has chosen Ian Brown's The Boy in the Moon (Random House Canada), winner of the 2009 Trillium Book Award.

Open Book:

What do you love about this book?

Ruth Ohi:

I’ve always loved Ian Brown’s writing in The Globe and Mail. In The Boy in the Moon, his profoundly deep love and respect for his son and family permeates the entire story.


When did you first read it?


When it was first released in 2009. Segments were published before then in The Globe and Mail. I was very excited when I found out that there was going to be a complete book.

Ruth Ohi is the illustrator of over 50 books, 12 of which she is also
the author. Her latest book is Chicken, Pig, Cow’s First Fight
(Spring 2012, Annick Press). Ruth is a Writer-in-Residence for the
Toronto District School Board. More about Ruth can be found at her website.

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