Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

The Hon. Michael Coteau announces 2016 Trillium Awards short-listed Authors

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For almost 30 years, the Trillium Book Awards have showcased the Ontario government's dedication to supporting and celebrating the literary arts.

Open Book is pleased to present this video, featuring Hon. Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport for the province, discussing Ontario's enthusiasm for great writing. Filmed in beloved local bookshop, Ben McNally Books on Bay Street, the video also features owner Ben McNally, who praises the "diverse and amazing literary talent" in our province.

Minister Coteau acknowledges the important economic impact of the book industry, reminding viewers that "Publishing is over a billion dollar sector" before announcing the 2016 nominees for the four Trillium Awards.

Check out the video and our announcement of the amazing 2016 shortlists. Pick your favourites and find them at Ben's story or elsewhere for some great summer reading! The winners will be announced on June 22, 2016.