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Meridian Theatres101 Centrepointe Drive
7:00pm

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

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

11
Wednesday
Oct
2023
7:00pm
Meridian Theatres
101 Centrepointe Drive
Hosted by the City of Ottawa’s Arts and Heritage Development Branch in partnership with the Ottawa Public Library.  
 
The Ottawa Book Awards and Prix du livre d’Ottawa recognize the top English and French books published in the previous year. The Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry and Le Prix littéraire Émergence AAOF 2023 will also be presented at the ceremony.  
 
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.  
 
The 2023 Ottawa Book Awards finalists lead readers through a voyage of moving poetry, poignant stories, captivating human drama, and engaging biographies. These works delve into significant historical eras, bringing fresh perspective to familiar landscapes and experiences.  
 
2023 Ottawa Book Awards finalists:  
 
English Fiction  
Jennifer Falkner, Susanna Hall, Her Book, Fish Gotta Swim Editions 
natalie hanna, lisan al’asfour , Arbeiter Ring Publishing 
Kate Heartfield, The Embroidered Book , HarperCollins Publishers 
Jim McEwen, Fearnoch , Breakwater Books Ltd 
Jean Van Loon, Nuclear Family, McGill-Queen’s University Press 
 
English Non-fiction  
Mark Bourrie, Big Men Fear Me , Biblioasis 
Tim Cook, Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in the Great War, Penguin Random House Canada 
Nathan M. Greenfield, Hanged in Medicine Hat: Murders in a Nazi Prisoner-of-War Camp, and the Disturbing True Story of Canada's Last Mass Execution, Sutherland House Books 
Stephen Poloz, The Next Age of Uncertainty: How the World Can Adapt to a Riskier Future, Penguin Random House Canada 
Bonnie Robichaud, It Should Be Easy to Fix, Between the Lines    
 
French Fiction  
Andrée Lacelle, dire, Éditions Prise de parole 
Gilles Lacombe, Circé des hirondelles, Les Éditions L’Interligne 
Claudia Lahaie, Les voies du slam, Les Éditions David 
Gilles Latour, Feux du naufrage, Les Éditions L’Interligne 
Nancy Vickers, Capharnaüm, Les Éditions David    
 
French Non-fiction  
Philippe Bernier Arcand, Faux rebelles: les dérives du « politiquement incorrect » Les Éditions Poètes de brousse 
Ariane Brun del Re, Décoder le lecteur : la littérature franco-canadienne et ses Publics, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal 
Maurice Henrie, La tête haute, Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa 
Janine Messadié, Lettre à Tahar Ben Jelloun, Les Éditions L’Interligne 
Brigitte Pellerin, Le livre Uber, Les Éditions L’Interligne    
 
 
A special thank you to the Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa, L'Association des auteures et auteurs de l'Ontario français and ARC Poetry Magazine for their collaboration in this event. 
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