Judy Mappin Community Award

Judy Mappin, 1928-2014. Photo: Mike Haimes & Assocs.

This award is given to a member of the extended literary community who has made a significant and longstanding contribution to the development and/or dissemination of English-language literature in Quebec.

It is named for the first recipient of QWF’s Community Award in 1995, who quietly but fiercely promoted generations of Canadian writers in her long career as a bookseller at the now defunct Double Hook bookstore in Westmount, Quebec.

Winners archive

Nominations are solicited from the community each summer, and a committee from the Board of the QWF selects the winner.

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2018


Winner

Lynn Verge for her work with Atwater Library and Computer Centre

2017


Winner

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

2016


Winner

Rana Bose for the unflagging focus, determination, and modesty with which he built and maintained Serai and Montreal Serai

2015


Winner

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

2014


Winner

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

2013


Winner

Founding Members of FEWQ, QSPELL, and QWF for their their activism and longstanding commitment to the English-language writing community of Quebec

2012


Winner

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

2011


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

2010


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Ilona Martonfi for her tireless work promoting writers through The Yellow Door and the Visual Arts Centre reading series.

2009


Winner

Luci and Adrian King-Edwards for their work at The Word bookstore, Montreal

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