2017 Awards Gala

On November 21, 2017, the Quebec Writers’ Federation held its annual Awards Gala at the Lion d’Or in Montreal. The event was hosted by CBC’s Nantali Indongo.

Award winners

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


Winner

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

shortlisted

Rooms (Guernica Éditions) by  Karen Ocana
Translation of
Chambres (Les Éditions du remue-menage) by  Louise Dupre
Sun of a Distant Land (Véhicule Press) by  Claire Holden Rothman
Translation of
Soleil (Les Éditions la Peuplade) by  David Bouchet
A Tea in the Tundra: Nipishapui Nete Mushuat (Bookland Press) by  Donald Winkler
Translation of
Un the dans la toundra: Nipishapui Nete Mushuat (Mémoire d'encrier) by  Josephine Bacon

Jury

Renée Desjardins
Jeffrey Moore
Greg Robinson

The A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry


Winner

shortlisted

Feel Happier in Nine Seconds (Coach House Books) by  Linda Besner
The Panic Room (Nightwood Editions) by  Rebecca Papucaru

Jury

Geoffrey Cook
George Murray
Jennifer Still

The Concordia University First Book Prize

Sponsored by Concordia University

Winner

Uncertain Weights book cover
Uncertain Weights and Measures (Goose Lane Editions) by  Jocelyn Parr

shortlisted

Arabic for Beginners (Linda Leith Publishing) by  Ariela Freedman
The Golem of Hampstead and Other Stories (Penny-a-Page Press) by  J. Jacob Potashnik

Jury

Marilyn Bowering
Adrian Harewood
Alexia Moyer

The Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction


shortlisted

Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of Canada, 1867 – 1917 (McGill-Queen's University Press) by  E.A. Heaman
The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence, 1914 – 1948 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by  Laila Parsons

Jury

Chris Frey
Rod MacLeod
Rebecca Margolis

The Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

Sponsored by Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore

Winner

The Lonely Hearts Hotel (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd) by  Heather O'Neill

shortlisted

Behold Things Beautiful (Signature Editions) by  Cora Sire
Lost In September (Penguin Random House Canada) by  Kathleen Winter

Jury

Peggy Herring
La Florya Gauthier
Vish Khanna

The QWF Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature

Sponsored by Janet and John Blachford

Winner

Subject to Change (Orca Book Publisher) by  Karen Nesbitt

shortlisted

Chico (Paper Dog Press) by  Kate Lavut
Lightning Lou (DCB) by  Lori Weber

Jury

Catherine Austen
Lisa Doucet
Raziel Reid

3Macs carte blanche Prize


Winner

Ferrante In the Cellar: A Vulgar Appreciation (Issue 29) by  Domenica Martinello

Finalists

2nd place The House On Carbonate (Issue 30) by  Kasia Juno
3rd place Self-Trolling (Issue 29) by  Lauren Turner

Jury

Liz Howard

Judy Mappin Community Award


Winner

Philip Lanthier for his work with Matrix and the Knowlton Literary Association

The QWF Prize for Young Writers


Winner

Artemsia Absinthum (published in Headlight Anthology, Concordia University) by  Nicola Sibthorpe

shortlisted

2nd place Macramé (published in the Lester B. Pearson School Board Autism Spectrum Network News) by  Tyrell Dueryny
3rd place And They Lived (published in Inklette) by  Sophie Panzer

Jury

Sarah Burgoyne
Heather Jessup
Garry Thomas Morse

Gala gallery

Photo credit: John Fredericks