2008 Awards Gala

Award winners

Le Prix de traduction de la Fondation Cole / The Cole Foundation Prize for Translation

then known as The Translation Prize


Big Bang (Les Allusifs) by  Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné
Translation of
Bang Crunch (Knopf Canada) by  Neil Smith


Les artistes de la mémoire (XYZ éditeur) by  Hélène Rioux
Translation of
The Memory Artists (Penguin Group (Canada)) by  Jeffrey Moore
Parfum de poussière (Alto) by  Sophie Voillot
Translation of
De Niro’s Game (House of Anansi Press) by  Rawi Hage

The A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry


Sympathy for the Couriers (Véhicule Press) by  Peter Richardson


Radius of Light (DC Books) by  Joshua Auerbach
What if red ran out (Goose Lane Editions) by  Katia Grubisic

The Concordia University First Book Prize

then known as McAuslan First Book Prize


Seven Openings of the Head (Conundrum Books) by  Liane Keightley
Mother Superior (Freehand Books (imprint of Broadview Press)) by  Saleema Nawaz

The Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction


No Limits: The Amazing Life Story of Rhona and Rhoda Wurtele, Canada’s Olympian Skiing Pioneers (Twinski Publications) by  Byron Rempel

The Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

Sponsored by Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore


Cockroach (House of Anansi Press) by  Rawi Hage


Pardon Our Monsters (Véhicule Press) by  Andrew Hood
Chef (Véhicule Press) by  Jaspreet Singh

The QWF Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature

Sponsored by Babar Books


Orphan Ahwak (Orca Book Publishers) by  Raquel Rivera


Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far (Lobster Press) by  Anne Renaud
Tuk and the Whale (Groundwood Books) by  Raquel Rivera

3Macs carte blanche Prize


Wyoming is Haunted by  J.R. Carpenter

Judy Mappin Community Award


Mary Soderstrom for her indefatigable service to the writing community as an organizer, writer, and advocate

Gala gallery

Photo credit: Studio Iris