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The 18th QWF Awards Gala took place on Tuesday, November 22 at the Corona Theatre in Montreal. The gala was hosted by spoken word performer Tanya Evanson and the second annual CBC/QWF Writer in Residence was named.

Thank you to everyone who attended! We hope you had a wonderful time. Get a taste of the 2016 Gala with this video footage by Deborah Van Slet.

Special thanks to the 2016 Gala sponsor:

2016 QWF Literary Award Winners

Prix de traduction de la Fondation Cole - Anglais --> Français
Sponsored by the Cole Foundation
Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné
Solomon Gursky
Éditions du Boréal

translation of
Solomon Gursky Was Here
by Mordecai Richler
Penguin Random House Canada
Concordia University First Book Prize
Sponsored by Concordia University
Kelly Norah Drukker
Small Fires
McGill-Queen’s University Press
A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry
Kelly Norah Drukker
Small Fires
McGill-Queen’s University Press
Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction
Sponsored by an anonymous donor
Daniel J. Levitin
A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age
Allen Lane Canada, Penguin Random House Canada
Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
Sponsored by Paragraphe Bookstore
Liam Durcan
The Measure of Darkness
Bellevue Literary Press
QWF Prize for Children’s Literature: Picture Books with Text and Beginner Readers
Sponsored by Janet and John Blachford
Bonnie Farmer (Marie Lafrance, illustrator)
Oscar Lives Next Door
Owlkids Books
3 Macs carte blanche Prize
Lesley Trites
"Rabbits with Red Eyes"
Recipient of the 2016 Judy Mappin Community Award
Rana Bose
The CBC / QWF Writer-in-Residence
Sarah Lolley

2016 QWF Literary Award Shortlist

List of Submissions to the 2016 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.

QWF is proud to have its
First Book Prize sponsored by Concordia University,
which offers the only BA and MA English-language Creative Writing programs in Quebec.