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Congratulations to the recipients of the QWF 2015 Literary Awards and the 3Macs carte blanche Prize! The 17th QWF Awards Gala took place on Wednesday, November 18 at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre in Montreal.

Thank you to everyone who attended the gala, the volunteers, and the QWF gala sponsor BMO Financial Group.

2015 QWF Literary Award Winners

A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry
Sponsored by Richard Pound, in memory of his brother Robert
David McGimpsey
Asbestos Heights
Coach House Books
Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction
Sponsored by Champlain, Dawson, Heritage, John Abbott and Vanier Colleges
Carlos Fraenkel
Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World
Princeton University Press
Concordia University First Book Prize
Sponsored by Concordia University
Anita Anand
Swing in the House and Other Stories
Véhicule Press
Cole Foundation Prize for Translation - French to English
Sponsored by the Cole Foundation
Debbie Blythe
Turkey and the Armenian Ghost: On the Trail of the Genocide
McGill-Queen's University Press

Laure Marchand et Guillaume Perrier
La Turquie et le fantôme arménien: sur les traces du genocide
Actes Sud
Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
Sponsored by Paragraphe Bookstore
Neil Smith
Knopf Canada
Recipient of the 2015 Judy Mappin Community Award
Maya Munro Byers
3 Macs carte blanche Prize
Deborah Van Slet for

2015 QWF Literary Award Shortlist

List of Submissions to the 2015 QWF Literary Awards

About the QWF Literary Awards

Every year, The Quebec Writers’ Federation shines the spotlight on the best English-language writers to emerge from Quebec. The QWF Awards include six $2,000 book prizes for Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, First Book, Translation, and Children’s and Young Adult Literature. The winners of these book prizes, of the 3Macs carte blanche prize, and of the Judy Mappin Community Award, are announced at our Gala each year, making it indisputably the most important literary event of the year for Quebec's English-language writers and their readers.