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 Quebec Writing Competition, 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.
2013 QWF Award Winners Announced!Congratulations to all 2013 QWF Award finalists! The winners of the 2013 QWF Awards are:
Donald Winkler: The Major Verbs (Vehicule Press) for the Cole Foundation Prize for Translation – French to English
Ken Howe: The Civic-Mindedness of Trees (Wolsak and Wynn Publishers) for the AM Klein Prize for Poetry
Saleema Nawaz: Bone and Bread (House of Anansi Press) for the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
Paul Blackwell: Undercurrent (Doubleday Canada) for the QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Adam Leith Gollner: The Book of Immortality (Doubleday Canada) for the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction
Andrew Szymanski: The Barista and I (Insomniac Press: Serotonin/Wayside) for the Concordia University First Book Prize
2013 Quebec Writing CompetitionThe winners of the Quebec Writing Competition, sponsored by CBC Quebec, the Quebec Writers' Federation, Maisonneuve magazine and Véhicule Press are:
Louisa Sage: QWC Reader's Choice Prize for "The Drought of Eighty-Seven"
Cora Siré: Second Prize winner for "Corporate Citizen"
Steven Manners: First Prize winner for "Agnosis"
2013 3macs carte blanche PrizeThe winner of the 3macs carte blanche Prize is Juliet Waters for her piece "Bluefooted."
Thank you to everyone who attended the gala event in celebration of the authors and of QWF's fifteenth anniversary! See you next year!
Quebec Writers' Federation Announces 2013 QWF Awards Shortlist!
PRESS RELEASE: Quebec Writers' Federation Announces 2013 QWF Awards Shortlist [PDF]
COMMUNIQUÉ: La QWF annonce les finalistes de ses prix littéraires 2013 [PDF]
2013 QWF Literary Awards - Submissions [PDF]The awards shortlist will be announced mid-October.
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