2009 Awards Gala

On November 17, 2009, QWF held its annual Awards Gala at the Lion d’Or in Montreal. The event was hosted by Stanley Péan. Six literary prizes, a Community Award, and a Carte Blanche Prize were presented. For the first time this year, the winners and runners-up of the Quebec writing Competition were also presented at the Gala.

Award winners

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

then known as The Translation Prize

Winner

Nikolski (Knopf Canada) by  Lazer Lederhendler
Translation of
Nikolski (Éditions Alto) by  Nicolas Dickner

shortlisted

Fences in Breathing (Coach House Books) by  Susanne de Lotbinière-Harwood
Translation of
La Capture du sombre (Leméac Éditeur) by  Nicole Brossard
Wildlives (Douglas & McIntyre) by  David Homel and Fred A. Reed
Translation of
Champagne (Les Éditions du Boréal) by  Monique Proulx

Jury

Debbie Blythe
Katia Grubisic
Jo-Anne Elder

The A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry


Winner

This Way Out (Gaspereau Press) by  Carmine Starnino

shortlisted

The Pangborn Defence (Biblioasis) by  Norm Sibum
Jack (Snare Books) by  Mike Spry

Jury

Jeramy Dodds
Yedda Morrison
Fraser Sutherland

The Concordia University First Book Prize

then known as McAuslan First Book Prize

Winner

The Cello Suites (House of Anansi Press) by  Eric Siblin

shortlisted

Fish Bones (DC Books) by  Gillian Sze
Ruins and Relics (NeWest Press) by  Alice Zorn

Jury

Wayne Johnston
Stan Persky
Fred Wah

The Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction


Winner

The Cello Suites (House of Anansi Press) by  Eric Siblin

shortlisted

The Black book of Canadian (Fernwood Publishing) by  Yves Engler
Idiocy: A Cultural History (Liverpool University Press) by  Patrick McDonagh

Jury

David Leahy
Susan Olding
Makeda Silvera

The Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

Sponsored by Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore

Winner

Fall (Hamish Hamilton Canada (Penguin Group Canada)) by  Colin McAdam

shortlisted

Stripmalling (ECW Press) by  Jon Paul Fiorentino
The Mountain Clinic (Oberon Press) by  Harold Hoefle

Jury

Noah Richler
Struan Sinclair
Aparna Sanyal

The QWF Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature

Sponsored by Babar Books

Winner

What World is Left (Orca Book Publishers) by  Monique Polak

shortlisted

Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion (Tundra Books) by  Jane Barclay
When Stella Was Very, Very Small (Groundwood Books) by  Marie-Louise Gay

Jury

Lis Clemens
Robert Heidbreder
Itah Sadu

3Macs carte blanche Prize


Winner

Changing Winter Tires (Issue 9) by  Julie Mahfood

Judy Mappin Community Award


Winner

Luci and Adrian King-Edwards for their work at The Word bookstore, Montreal

Gala gallery

Photo credit: Studio Iris