The QWF Literary Awards

2016 QWF Literary Awards Gala

The 18th QWF Awards Gala took place on Wednesday, November 18 at the Corona Theatre in Montreal. The gala was hosted by spoken word artist and 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.

Here are video highlights from 2016 QWF Awards Gala. Video by Deborah Van Slet.




Many thanks to 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