2012 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


Winner

T’es con, point (Stanké) by  Éric Fontaine
Translation of
You Comma Idiot (Goose Lane Editions) by  Doug Harris

shortlisted

Passage de Franklin (Éditions du Noroît) by  Marie Frankland
Translation of
Franklin’s Passage (McGill-Queen’s University Press) by  David Solway
Fall (Éditions du Boréal) by  Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné
Translation of
Fall (Penguin) by  Colin McAdam

The A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry

Sponsored by Richard Pound, in memory of his brother Robert

Winner

We, Beasts (Wolsak and Wynn Publishers) by  Oana Avasilichioaei

shortlisted

The Flower of Youth (ECW Press) by  Mary di Michele
The Rapids (Brick Books) by  Susan Gillis

The Concordia University First Book Prize


Winner

shortlisted

Pollen (DC Books) by  Tom Abray
Waking in the Tree House (Cormorant Books) by  Michael Lithgow

The Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction


Winner

Straphanger (HarperCollins Canada) by  Taras Grescoe

shortlisted

Fools Rule: Inside the Failed Politics of Climate Change (Alfred A. Knopf Canada) by  William Marsden
Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė (University of Nebraska Press) by  Julija Šukys

The Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

Sponsored by Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore

Winner

Carnival (House of Anansi Press) by  Rawi Hage

shortlisted

Pollen (DC Books) by  Tom Abray
Tell It to the Trees (Alfred A. Knopf Canada) by  Anita Rau Badami

The QWF Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature


Winner

26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6 (James Lorimer & Co. Ltd.) by  Catherine Austen

shortlisted

Pyro (Orca Book Publishers) by  Monique Polak
Yellow Mini (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) by  Lori Weber

3Macs carte blanche Prize


Winner

Aria (Issue 15) by  Heather Davis

Finalists

2nd place The Warmth of Steel and Snow (Issue 15) by  Chris Chew
3rd place William and Robbie (Issue 15) by  Ian McGillis

Jury

Kevin Chong

Judy Mappin Community Award


Winner

Steve Luxton for his invaluable contributions as a teacher, mentor, editor, publisher, and writer

QWC Reader's Choice Prize


Winner

The Revolution by  Brandon Silver

Quebec Writing Competition prizes


Winner

Ride by  Harold Hoefle

Shortlisted

Manufactured by  Willow Verkerk

Gala gallery