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Ottawa City Hall110 Laurier Avenue West
6:30pm

City of Ottawa Book Awards / Prix du Livre D’Ottawa

City of Ottawa Book Awards / Prix du Livre D’Ottawa

16
Wednesday
Oct
6:30pm
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
The Ottawa Book Awards and Prix du livre d’Ottawa recognize the top English and French books published in the previous year. Both awards have separate categories for fiction and non-fiction. All shortlisted finalists receive $1,000 and each winner receives a prize of $7,500. 
 
Since 1985, the Ottawa Book Awards / Le Prix du livre d’Ottawa have paid tribute to our city’s outstanding writers by shining the spotlight on the top English and French books published in the previous year. Join us in celebrating the talent and creativity of our authors past and present, and applaud their remarkable achievements on the world’s literary stage.
 
 
2019 Finalists: Fiction
Awarded for outstanding published works of fiction including novels, short stories, children’s literature and poetry.
 
The High-Rise in Fort Fierce by Paul Carlucci
The Rising Tide by Mark Frutkin
This Book Betrays My Brother by Kagiso Lesego Molope
Ray Vs the Meaning of Life by Michael F. Stewart
Building on River by Jean Van Loon
 
2019 Finalists: Non-fiction
Awarded for outstanding published works of non-fiction including biographies, memoirs, cultural histories, literary journalism and essays.
 
The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster: Public Betrayal, Justice Denied by Bruce Campbell
Getting to Zero: Canada Confronts Global Warming by Tony Clarke
The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War by Tim Cook              
All Things Consoled: A daugther's memoir by Elizabeth Hay
 
Finalistes 2019 : Création littéraire
Ce prix est décerné à un(e) auteur(e) francophone pour une œuvre exceptionnelle de création littéraire, incluant le roman, la nouvelle, la poésie et la littérature jeunesse.
 
L'Isle aux abeilles noires d'Andrée Christensen
XieXie de Michelle Deshaies
Fragments de ciels de Daniel Groleau Landry
Et si un soir de Lisa L'Heureux
Le Goupil d'Éric Mathieu
 
Finalistes 2019: Non-fiction
Ce prix est décerné à un(e) auteur(e) francophone pour une œuvre exceptionnelle de non-fiction, incluant les biographies, les mémoires, les essais, le journalisme littéraire et l’histoire culturelle.
 
Thomas Chapais, historien de Damien-Claude Bélanger
Donc je suis de Maurice Henrie
Le poids du temps de Maurice Henrie
Entre le risque et le rêve - Une brève histoire des Éditions David d'Yvon Malette
 
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