2010 Awards Gala

On November 23, 2010, the Quebec Writers’ Federation held its annual Awards Gala at the Lion d’Or in Montreal. Six literary prizes, a Community Award, and the 3Macs carte blanche Prize, and the winners and runners-up of the 2010 Quebec writing Competition were presented. The event was hosted by Andy Nulman.

Award winners

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


Québec, ville du patrimoine mondial (Éditions Sylvain Harvey) by  Paule Champoux
Translation of
Quebec, World Heritage City (Éditions Sylvain Harvey) by  David Mendel


Notre Mer Nourricière (VLB Éditeur) by  Hélène Rioux
Translation of
Bottomfeeder (Harper Perennial) by  Taras Grescoe
Sans limites : la vie exceptionelle des jumelles Rhona et Rhoda Wurtele, olympiennes et pionnières du ski au Canada (La Société d’Histoire et de Généalogie des Pays d’en Haut) by  Michelle Tisseyre
Translation of
No Limits : The Amazing Life Story of Rhona and Rhoda Wurtele – Canada’s Olympian Skiing Pioneers (Twinski Publications) by  Byron Rempel

The A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry


The Certainty Dream (Coach House Books) by  Kate Hall


Circus (Véhicule Press / Signal Edition) by  Michael Harris
O Resplandor (House of Anansi) by  Erín Moure

The Concordia University First Book Prize

then known as QWF First Book Prize


The Empire Within (Mc-Gill Queen's University Press) by  Sean Mills


Mammoth (DC Books) by  Larissa Andrusyshyn
YOU Comma Idiot (Goose Lane Editions) by  Doug Harris

The Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction


Global Warring (Key Porter Books) by  Cleo Paskal


A Place in Mind: the Search for Authenticity (Véhicule Press) by  Avi Friedman
Done with Slavery (McGill-Queen's University Press) by  Frank Mackey

The Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

Sponsored by Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore


Illustrado (Penguin Group (Canada)) by  Miguel Syjuco


YOU Comma Idiot (Goose Lane Editions) by  Doug Harris
The Extinction Club (Penguin Group (Canada)) by  Jeffrey Moore

The QWF Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature

Sponsored by Babar Books


Rough Magic (Second Story Press) by  Caryl Cude Mullin


Walking Backward (Orca Book Publishers) by  Catherine Austen
The Middle of Everywhere (Orca Book Publishers) by  Monique Polak

3Macs carte blanche Prize


Something Important and Delicate (Issue 11) by  Mark Paterson


2nd place Picnic (Issue 11) by  Sarah Gilbert
3rd place Letters Out (Issue 12) by  Finn Clarke


Neil Smith

Judy Mappin Community Award


Ilona Martonfi for her tireless work promoting writers through The Yellow Door and the Visual Arts Centre reading series.

Quebec Writing Competition prizes


Taqralik Partridge


2nd place Michelle Ann Jenkins
2nd place Joshua Levy

Gala gallery

Photo credit:  Studio Iris