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Four Ontario authors win Trillium Book Awards

June 21, 2012 - 4:00 AM

TORONTO - Four Ontario authours were named winners of the province’s top literary awards during a Trillium Book Award dinner Wednesday night in Toronto.

The English Trillium award, which came with a $20,000 prize, went to Phil Hall for ”Book Thug,” published by Killdeer.

The winner for the French-language award when to Michele Vinet for ”Jeudi Novembre.” published by Editions Prise de parole.

This year’s top prize for English-language poetry when to Nick Thran for ”Earworm,” published by Nightwood Editions.

The winner for the Trillium award for Poetry in French was Sonia Lamontagne for “A tire d’ailes,” also published by Editions Prise de parole.

The winning poets each receive $10,000.

Previous winners of Trillium awards include such writers such as Margaret Atwood, Austin Clarke, Thomas King, Michael Ondaatje, Andree Lacelle and Francois Pare.

The Ontario government established the Trillium Book Award in 1987.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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