2013 QWF Awards
Last night, the Montreal writing community gathered to celebrate the 15th annual Quebec Writers’ Federation Awards. It was a cold night, the kind where you can almost feel snowflakes forming even though it’s not snowing, but inside the Corona Virgin Mobile Theatre, wine flowed and appetizers floated around the room as past winners and nominees mingled with family, friends and fans. The host for this gala event was Ann-Marie MacDonald whose book Fall On Your Knees was an Oprah Book Club pick.
If books are on your Christmas list (as they should be), you might want to take a look at these winners.
Cole Foundation Prize for Translation (French to English): Donald Winkler for The Major Verbs
Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction: Adam Leith Gollner for The Book of Immortality
Concordia University First Book Prize: Andrew Szymanski for The Barista and I
A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry: Ken Howe for The Civic-Mindedness of Trees
Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Paul Blackwell for Undercurrent
Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction: Saleema Nawaz for Bone and Bread