2010s Awards Gala

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
The Major Verbs (Véhicule Press) by  Donald Winkler
Translation of
Les Verbes majeurs (Éditions du Noroît) by  Pierre Nepveu
Turkey and the Armenian Ghost: On the Trail of the Genocide (McGill-Queen's University Press) by  Debbie Blythe
Translation of
La Turquie et le fantôme arménien: sur les traces du genocide (Actes Sud) by  Laure Marchand et Guillaume Perrier
The Faerie Devouring (Book*hug) by  Oana Avasilichioaei
Translation of
La dévoration des fées (Le Quartanier) by  Catherine Lalonde
Hôtel Lonely Hearts (Alto) by  Dominique Fortier
Translation of
The Lonely Hearts Hotel (HarperColins) by  Heather O`Neill
Apocalypse for Beginners (Knopf Canada; Vintage Canada) by  Lazer Lederhendler
Translation of
Tarmac (Éditions Alto) by  Nicolas Dickner
The Pauper’s Freedom: Crime and Poverty in Nineteenth-Century Quebec (McGill-Queen's University Press) by  Peter Feldstein
Translation of
La liberté de pauvre (VLB éditeur) by  Jean-Marie Fecteau
T’es con, point (Stanké) by  Éric Fontaine
Translation of
You Comma Idiot (Goose Lane Editions) by  Doug Harris
Solomon Gursky (Éditions du Boréal) by  Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné
Translation of
Solomon Gursky Was Here (Penguin Random House Canada) by  Mordecai Richler

The A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry


Winner

The Civic-Mindedness of Trees (Wolsak and Wynn Publishers) by  Ken Howe
M x T (Coach House Books) by  Sina Queyras
Small Fires (McGill-Queen's University Press) by  Kelly Norah Drukker
We, Beasts (Wolsak and Wynn Publishers) by  Oana Avasilichioaei
Asbestos Heights (Coach House Books) by  David McGimpsey
The Certainty Dream (Coach House Books) by  Kate Hall
My Ariel (Coach House Books) by  Sina Queyras
Obits. (Coach House Books) by  Tess Liem

The Concordia University First Book Prize


Winner

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Zolitude (Biblioasis) by  Paige Cooper
Small Fires (McGill-Queen's University Press) by  Kelly Norah Drukker
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Uncertain Weights and Measures (Goose Lane Editions) by  Jocelyn Parr
nîtisânak (Metonymy Press) by  Lindsay Nixon
Sweet Affliction (Invisible Publishing) by  Anna Leventhal
The Barista and I (Insomniac Press: Serotonin/Wayside) by  Andrew Szymanski
The Empire Within (Mc-Gill Queen's University Press) by  Sean Mills

The Janet Savage Blachford Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature


Winner

Milo (Simon & Schuster) by  Alan Silberberg
Rough Magic (Second Story Press) by  Caryl Cude Mullin
Undercurrent (Doubleday Canada) by  Paul Blackwell
Hate Mail (Orca Book Publishers) by  Monique Polak
26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6 (James Lorimer & Co. Ltd.) by  Catherine Austen
Subject to Change (Orca Book Publisher) by  Karen Nesbitt

The Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction


The Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction


Winner

Demi-Gods (Hamish Hamilton Canada) by  Eliza Robertson
Carnival (House of Anansi Press) by  Rawi Hage
The Measure of Darkness (Bellevue Literary Press) by  Liam Durcan
The Lonely Hearts Hotel (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd) by  Heather O'Neill
Illustrado (Penguin Group (Canada)) by  Miguel Syjuco
Niko (Véhicule Press, Esplanade Books) by  Dimitri Nasrallah
Boo (Knopf Canada) by  Neil Smith
Bone and Bread (House of Anansi Press) by  Saleema Nawaz
Us Conductors (Random House Canada) by  Sean Michaels
The Teardown (Véhicule Press) by  David Homel

The QWF Playwriting Prize


Winner

Paradise Lost (Playwrights Canada Press) by  Erin Shields

Judy Mappin Community Award


Winner

Endre Farkas for his work as a producer, editor, and publisher, and for the inclusiveness and power of his vision for Quebec literature
Steve Luxton for his invaluable contributions as a teacher, mentor, editor, publisher, and writer
Ilona Martonfi for her tireless work promoting writers through The Yellow Door and the Visual Arts Centre reading series.
Louis Rastelli for his work championing underground publishing and dedicated service to Montreal's independent writing community
Founding Members of FEWQ, QSPELL, and QWF for their their activism and longstanding commitment to the English-language writing community of Quebec
Elizabeth Macdonnell for her longstanding dedication to fostering a love of learning, literacy, and the English language during her work with the Montreal Children's Library
Philip Lanthier for his work with Matrix and the Knowlton Literary Association
Lynn Verge for her work with Atwater Library and Computer Centre
Rana Bose for the unflagging focus, determination, and modesty with which he built and maintained Serai and Montreal Serai
Maya Munro Byers for the invaluable care and advice she has given to book lovers and writers, and for her role in instilling a love of literature in throngs of children

The QWF College Writers Award


Winner

You, Icarus (published in The Antigonish Review) by  Emily Crompton
Artemsia Absinthum (published in Headlight Anthology, Concordia University) by  Nicola Sibthorpe
Head of Heaven (published in Footprints) by  François Provencher

carte blanche Prize


Winner

loss of (her)self (Issue 33) by  Alisha Dukelow
Ferrante In the Cellar: A Vulgar Appreciation (Issue 29) by  Domenica Martinello
Rabbits with Red Eyes (Issue 28) by  Lesley Trites
Self-Serve (Issue 24) by  Deborah Van Slet
“It’s Late, Doctor Schweitzer” by Didier Leclair (Issue 20) Translated by Elaine Kennedy and Sheryl Curtis
Bluefooted (Issue 19) by  Juliet Waters
Aria (Issue 15) by  Heather Davis
Like This Together (Issue 13) by  Gillian Sze
Something Important and Delicate (Issue 11) by  Mark Paterson
The Aquanauts (Issue 35) by  Eliza Robertson

QWC Reader's Choice Prize


Winner

The Revolution by  Brandon Silver
Breath by  Josée Lafrenière
The Drought of Eighty-Seven by  Louisa Sage

Quebec Writing Competition prizes


Winner

Someone Has to Save Us From This by  Kasper Hartman
Taqralik Partridge
Kasia Juno van Schaik
The Glass Man by  Allegra McKenzie
Agnosis by  Steven Manners
Ride by  Harold Hoefle