2020s Awards Gala

Award winners

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


Winner

Éclipse électrique (Éditions du Boréal) by  Benoît Laflamme
Translation of
The Knockoff Eclipse (Anvil Press) by  Melissa Bull
I Am a Damn Savage; What Have You Done to My Country? (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) by  Sarah Henzi
Translation of
Je suis une Maudite sauvagesse; Qu’as-tu fait de mon pays? (Mémoire d’Encrier) by  An Antane Kapesh

The A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry


Winner

I Am the Big Heart (Brick Books) by  Sarah Venart
A Common Name for Everything (Green Writers Press) by  Sarah Wolfson

The Concordia University First Book Prize


Winner

Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children in Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press) by  Samir Shaheen-Hussain
The Danger Model (McGill-Queen's University Press) by  Madelaine Caritas Longman

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


Winner

Room for One More (Kar-Ben Publishing) by  Monique Polak
The Three Brothers (Groundwood Books) by  Marie-Louise Gay

The Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction


Winner

Fighting for a Hand to Hold: Confronting Medical Colonialism Against Indigenous Children in Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press) by  Samir Shaheen-Hussain

The Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction


Winner

Love Like Water, Love Like Fire (Bellevue Literary Press) by  Mikhail Iossel
Dominoes at the Crossroads (Véhicule Press/Esplanade Book) by  Kaie Kellough

The QWF Playwriting Prize


Winner

Albumen (Arts Court Theatre) by  Mishka Lavigne

Judy Mappin Community Award


Winner

H. Nigel Thomas for offering advice and opportunity to scores of students and writers, always with generosity, humility, and good humour
Richard King for dedicating almost 50 years of his life to serving readers, promoting books, and supporting the English-language writing community
Jan Jorgensen for her hard work, leadership, and longstanding personal commitment to community in all its forms

The QWF College Writers Award


Winner

A Fisher’s Parade by  Julian Button-Nadon

carte blanche Prize


Winner

Tricks (published in carte blanche issue 41 (Fiction) ) by  Noa Padawer-Blatt
First Prize: “It’s a Slow Ride” (Issue 39) by  Alexei Perry Cox
Second Prize: “Thin” (Issue 39) by  Kelly Norah Drukker
Third Prize: “Emote: A Time Capsule” (Issue 39) by  Tong Wang