The QWF Literary Awards

Le Cabaret Lion d'Or, ready for the crowd.
Joel Yanofsky, winner of this year's Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction, and Cynthia Davis.
The Vin d'Honneur.
Maria Turner (editor of carte blanche) presents Gillian Sze with the 'Lori' for this year's 3Macs carte blanche Prize.
Endre Farkas accepts this year's QWF Community Award.
Dimitri Nasrallah approaches the stage to accept the Paragraphe Hugh Maclennan Prize for Fiction.
Gabe Foreman accepts the A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry.
Prize sponsor Maya Munro Byers and jury member Shannon Babcock present Alan Silberberg with the certificate for this year's QWF Prize for Children's and YA Literature.
QWF Treasurer and mRb Editor Mélanie Grondin with B. A. Markus, finalist for the 2011 Quebec Writing Competition.
Barry Cole presents Lazer Ledehendler with the Cole Foundation Prize for Translation.
Concordia's Jason Camlot announces the winner of the Concordia University First Book Prize with juror David Manicom.
QWF President Elise Moser closes the ceremony.

All photographs © Studio Iris.

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QWF Literary Prizes Awarded at Lion d'Or Ceremony

On November 22, 2011, the Quebec Writers' Federation held its annual Awards Gala at the Lion d'Or in Montreal. The event was hosted by Kaie Kellough. Six literary prizes, a Community Award, and the 3Macs carte blanche Prize, and the winners and honorary mentions of the 2011 Quebec Writing Competition were presented.

2011 QWF Literary Award Winners

Cole Foundation Prize for Translation
Translated to English from French
Sponsored by The Cole Foundation
Lazer Lederhendler
Apocalypse for Beginners
Knopf Canada
translation of
by Nicolas Dickner
Éditions Alto
Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction
Sponsored by Champlain, Dawson, Heritage, John Abbott, and Vanier Colleges
Joel Yanofsky
Bad Animals: A Father's Accidental Education in Autism
Viking Canada
Concordia University First Book Prize
Sponsored by Concordia University
Ann Scowcroft
The Truth of Houses
Brick Books
A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry
Sponsored by Richard Pound in memory of his brother Robert
Gabe Foreman
A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People
Coach House Books
Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
Sponsored by Paragraphe Bookstore
Dimitri Nasrallah
Véhicule Press
QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Sponsored by Babar Books
Alan Silberberg
Simon & Schuster
Community Award
Endre Farkas
3 Macs carte blanche Prize
Gillian Sze
"Like This Together"
Quebec Writing Competition prizes
Kasper Hartman - First Prize, for "Someone Has to Save Us From This"
Gary Leclerc - Second Prize, for "Kingers"
Tijana Stojkovic - Second Prize, for "A Photo Examination"
Honourable Mentions: Den Coupal, Peter Richardson, Claire Sherwood, Carolina Echeverria, Steven Manners, B. A. Markus, Shaun Pett, Israel Montplaisir Benedict, Guillaume Morisette.

2011 QWF Literary Awards Shortlist