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

Winner

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

shortlisted

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

Jury

Benoît Léger
Anne Malena
Paul Savoie

The A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry


Winner

Sympathy for the Couriers (Véhicule Press) by  Peter Richardson

shortlisted

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

Jury

Bert Almon
Lance Blomgren
Judith Scherer Herz

The Concordia University First Book Prize

then known as McAuslan First Book Prize

shortlisted

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

Jury

Margaret Slayman Dyment
Harold Heft
Padma Viswanathan

The Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction


shortlisted

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

Jury

Patrick Lejtenyi
Alisa Smith
Dorothy Williams

The Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

Sponsored by Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore

Winner

Cockroach (House of Anansi Press) by  Rawi Hage

shortlisted

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

Jury

Joe Fiorito
Arden Ford
Lee Henderson

The QWF Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature

Sponsored by Babar Books

Winner

Orphan Ahwak (Orca Book Publishers) by  Raquel Rivera

shortlisted

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

Jury

Anne Chudobiak
Carey Fagan
Jeanne Ragbir

3Macs carte blanche Prize


Winner

Wyoming is Haunted by  J.R. Carpenter

Judy Mappin Community Award


Winner

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

Gala gallery

Photo credit: Studio Iris