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


Winner

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

shortlisted

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

Jury

Charlotte de Celles
Robert Paquin
Madeleine Stratford

The A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry


Winner

The Certainty Dream (Coach House Books) by  Kate Hall

shortlisted

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

Jury

Shawna Lemay
Sina Queyras
Zach Wells

The Concordia University First Book Prize

then known as QWF First Book Prize

Winner

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

shortlisted

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

Jury

Kerry Clare
Mark Heffernan
Jill Rolliins

The Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction


Winner

Global Warring (Key Porter Books) by  Cleo Paskal

shortlisted

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

Jury

Ted Bishop
Sarah de Leeuw
Eric Siblin

The Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

Sponsored by Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore

Winner

Illustrado (Penguin Group (Canada)) by  Miguel Syjuco

shortlisted

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

Jury

Trisha Dower
Josip Novakovich
Adriana Palanca

The QWF Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature

Sponsored by Babar Books

Winner

Rough Magic (Second Story Press) by  Caryl Cude Mullin

shortlisted

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

Jury

Danny McAuley
Wendy Wayling
Tim Wynne-Jones

3Macs carte blanche Prize


Winner

Something Important and Delicate (Issue 11) by  Mark Paterson

Finalists

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

Jury

Neil Smith

Judy Mappin Community Award


Winner

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

Quebec Writing Competition prizes


Winner

Taqralik Partridge

Shortlisted

2nd place Michelle Ann Jenkins
2nd place Joshua Levy

Gala gallery

Photo credit:  Studio Iris