The Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

2019 submissions closed

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Submissions are closed. The shortlist will be announced in mid-October.

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2018

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Winner

Demi-Gods (Hamish Hamilton Canada) by  Eliza Robertson

shortlisted

Zolitude (Biblioasis) by  Paige Cooper
Beirut Hellfire Society (Knopf Canada) by  Rawi Hage

Jury

Alix Hawley (Kelowna)
Jeanette Kelly (Montreal)
Corey Redekop (Fredericton)

2017

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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

2016

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Winner

The Measure of Darkness (Bellevue Literary Press) by  Liam Durcan

shortlisted

The Poet is a Radio (Linda Leith Publishing) by  Jack Hannan
Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Knopf Canada) by  Madeleine Thien
Rich and Poor (BookThug) by  Jacob Wren

Jury

Paul Bracegirdle
Lee Kvern
Audrey Thomas

2015

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Winner

Boo (Knopf Canada) by  Neil Smith

shortlisted

Daydreams of Angels (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.) by  Heather O'Neill
No Safeguards (Guernica Editions Inc.) by  H. Nigel Thomas

2014

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Winner

Us Conductors (Random House Canada) by  Sean Michaels

shortlisted

I’m Not Scared of You or Anything (Anvil Press) by  Jon Paul Fiorentino
New Tab (Véhicule Press/Esplanade Books) by  Guillaume Morissette

Jury

Luna Allison
Anakana Schofield
Kent Stetson

2013

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Winner

Bone and Bread (House of Anansi Press) by  Saleema Nawaz

shortlisted

World of Glass (Quattro Books Inc.) by  Jocelyne Dubois
Beach Reading (Acorn Press) by  Lorne Elliott

2012

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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

2011

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Winner

Niko (Véhicule Press, Esplanade Books) by  Dimitri Nasrallah

shortlisted

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

2010

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Winner

Illustrado (Penguin Group (Canada)) by  Miguel Syjuco

shortlisted

YOU Comma Idiot (Goose Lane Editions) by  Doug Harris
The Extinction Club (Penguin Group (Canada)) by  Jeffrey Moore

2009

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Winner

Fall (Hamish Hamilton Canada (Penguin Group Canada)) by  Colin McAdam

shortlisted

Stripmalling (ECW Press) by  Jon Paul Fiorentino
The Mountain Clinic (Oberon Press) by  Harold Hoefle

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