The shortlist for the 2014 Trillium Book Award has been announced AND BARRY'S NEW NOVEL, "THE OUTSIDE WORLD" IS A FINALIST!
The announcement of the winners will take place on June 17, 2014; please re-visit this page at that time to discover who the winners are.
Come celebrate our Trillium Book Award finalists. Please join us the evening of June 16, 2014 at a Public Authors Reading Event taking place at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto. Several of the shortlisted authors for the Trillium Book Award will read from their nominated titles. There is no admission fee – it is first come, first seated. Doors will open to the public at 6:30 pm, and the readings will commence at 7:00 pm. To register your attendance go tohttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-trillium-book-award-author-readings-and-reception-registration-11546510925. If you require further information, please contact [email protected] .
The Ontario government established the Trillium Book Award in 1987 to recognize excellence, support marketing and foster increased public awareness of the quality and diversity of Ontario writers and writing.
This prestigious Award is the province’s leading award for literature. The quality of Ontario authors and writing speaks for itself with the international acclaim achieved by past Trillium winners including Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Timothy Findley and Anne Michaels.
In 1994, the prize was expanded to include the Prix Trillium, a separate award for Ontario’s francophone writers and their publishers.
The award given to the author of each winning book is $20,000 and their publishers receive $2,500 for the marketing and promotion of the titles.
In 2003, there was a further enhancement to the traditional Trillium Book Award with the creation of the new Trillium Book Award for Poetry for new and emerging poets. A first, second or third work by a poet is eligible and each award recipient receives $10,000 and $2,000 is given to the winning publishers.
In 2006 the awards in the French language were enhanced such that the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in French language is awarded every two years, with eligible titles over the two years considered for the Award. The Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature in French language is offered in the alternate years that the Poetry French language award is not given out. Similar to the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, the award recipient receives $10,000 and $2,000 is given to the winning publisher.
The Trillium Award is open to books in any genre: fiction, non-fiction, drama, children’s books and poetry. Anthologies and translations are not eligible. A jury of writers and figures from the literary community judges all submissions and selects the winning titles.