2011 Awards Gala

On November 20, 2012, the Quebec Writers’ Federation held its annual Awards Gala at the Lion d’Or in Montreal. The event was hosted by Josh Freed. Six literary prizes, a Community Award, and the 3Macs carte blanche Prize, and the winners of the 2012 Quebec Writing Competition were presented.

Award winners

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


Apocalypse for Beginners (Knopf Canada; Vintage Canada) by  Lazer Lederhendler
Translation of
Tarmac (Éditions Alto) by  Nicolas Dickner


Meridian Line (Véhicule Press; Signal Editions) by  Judith Cowan
Translation of
Origine des méridiens (Éditions du Noroît) by  Paul Bélanger
Partita for Glenn Gould (McGill-Queen’s University Press) by  Donald Winkler
Translation of
Partita pour Glenn Gould (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal) by  Georges Leroux

The A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry

Sponsored by Richard Pound, in memory of his brother Robert


Skullduggery (Véhicule Press, Signal Edition) by  Asa Boxer
Some Frames (Cormorant Books) by  Jack Hannan

The Concordia University First Book Prize



A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People (Coach House Books) by  Gabe Foreman
Spat the Dummy (Anvil Press) by  Ed Macdonald

The Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction


They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children (Random House Canada) by  Roméo Dallaire
The Love Queen of Malabar: Memoir of a Friendship with Kamala Das (McGill-Queen's University Press) by  Merrily Weisbord

The Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

Sponsored by Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore


Niko (Véhicule Press, Esplanade Books) by  Dimitri Nasrallah


Midway (Cormorant Books) by  David Homel
Dogs at the Perimeter (McClelland & Stewart) by  Madeleine Thien

The QWF Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature

Sponsored by Babar Books


Milo (Simon & Schuster) by  Alan Silberberg


Without You (Kids Can Press) by  Geneviève Coté
The Circle Cast: The Lost Years of Morgan LeFay (Tradewind Books) by  Alex Epstein

3Macs carte blanche Prize


Like This Together (Issue 13) by  Gillian Sze


2nd place A Sunset (Issue 14) by  Daniel Ha
3rd place EX(o)ilium by Rodica Draghincescu (Issue 13) Translated by Howard Scott


Joseph Salvatore

Judy Mappin Community Award


Endre Farkas for his work as a producer, editor, and publisher, and for the inclusiveness and power of his vision for Quebec literature

Quebec Writing Competition prizes


Someone Has to Save Us From This by  Kasper Hartman


2nd place Kingers by  Gary Leclerc
2nd place A Photo Examination by  Tijana Stojkovic

Gala gallery

Photo credit: Studio Iris