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The QWF Literary Awards Shortlist

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The Quebec Writers' Federation has announced the shortlist for the QWF Literary Awards. The winners will be announced on November 17th in Montreal.

The QWF Literary Awards Shortlist

Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction ($2000)

  • Jon Paul Fiorentino for Stripmalling (ECW Press)
  • Harold Hoefle for The Mountain Clinic (Oberon Press)
  • Colin McAdam for Fall (Hamish Hamilton Canada/ Penguin Group Canada)

Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction ($2000)

  • Yves Engler for The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy (Fernwood Publishing)
  • Patrick McDonagh for Idiocy: A Cultural History (Liverpool University Press)
  • Eric Siblin for The Cello Suites (House of Anansi Press)

A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry ($2000)

  • Norm Sibum for The Pangborn Defence (Biblioasis)
  • Mike Spry for Jack (Snare Books)
  • Carmine Starnino This Way Out (Gaspereau Press)

McAuslan First Book Prize ($2,000)

  • Eric Siblin for The Cello Suites (House of Anansi Press)
  • Gillian Sze for Fish Bones (DC Books)
  • Alice Zorn for Ruins and Relics (NeWest Press)

QWF Prize for Children's & Young Adult Literature

  • Jane Barclay for Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion (Tundra Books)
  • Marie-Louise Gay for When Stella Was Very, Very Small (Groundwood Books)
  • Monique Polak for What World is Left (Orca Book Publishers)

Translation Prize ($2000), sponsored by Pierre Lapointe

  • Susanne de Lotbinière-Harwood for Fences in Breathing (Coach House Books), a translation of La Capture du sombre (Leméac Éditeur) by Nicole Brossard
  • David Homel and Fred A. Reed for Wildlives (Douglas & McIntyre), a translation of Champagne (Les Éditions du Boréal) by Monique Proulx
  • Lazer Lederhendler for Nikolski (Knopf Canada), a translation of Nikolski (Éditions Alto) by Nicolas Dickner

For more information about the QWF Literary Awards, go to http://www.qwf.org/awards/.

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