Canadian book awards. winners. shortlists. Authors.
Welcome to CanLitAwards.com where you will find details about Canada's literary prize winners and shortlists . As well as the majors awards , results from Canadian provinces and territories & local prizes are included where results are readily available.
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Canada's National Book Award Winners
JOHANNA SKIBSRUD WINS THE 2010 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE
Johanna Skibsrud (right) has been named the 2010 winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel The Sentimentalists, published by Gaspereau Press. Looks pretty delighted to us! The other finalists were:
• David Bergen for his novel THE MATTER WITH MORRIS, Phyllis Bruce Books/HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
• Alexander MacLeod for his short story collection LIGHT LIFTING, Biblioasis
• Sarah Selecky for her short story collection THIS CAKE IS FOR THE PARTY, Thomas Allen Publishers
• Kathleen Winter for her novel ANNABEL, House of Anansi Press › See all 2010 Giller Prize finalists
2010 Governor General's Literary Award Winners
This year's Governor General's Literary Awards honoured Dianne Warren with the fiction prize for Cool Water, a book of overlapping stories centered in a small town in Saskatchewan. Allan Casey won the nonfiction prize with Lakeland, an evocative celebration of Canada's lakes. The Children's Literature, Text prize went to Wendy Phillips for Fishtailing, a collection of fictional free verse poems that capture the angst and fragility of adolescence.
›See all the 2010 GG Award winners
2010 Man Booker Prize: The Finkler QuestionThe 2010 Man Booker Prize, the UK's top literary prize, has been awarded to The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson--a remarkable novel full of comic genius and unflinching tragedy. ›See more Booker winners and nominees gw
2010 Edgar Award WinnersDiscover the winners of the 2010 Edgar Awards, sponsored by the Mystery Writers of America: John Hart's The Last Child takes the award for Best Novel, and Stefanie Pintoff's acclaimed debut, In the Shadow of Gotham, is awarded Best First Novel.
Orange Prize to Barbara Kingsolver for The Lacuna
The judges praised The Lacuna's "breathtaking scale and shattering moments of poignancy" when they awarded this year's Orange Prize to Barbara Kingsolver, who held off heavy competition from Hilary Mantel (Wolf Hall) and Lorrie Moore (A Gate at the Stairs).
›See more about The Lacuna
2010 CBC Canada Reads Winner: Nicolas Dickner's Nikolski
Just Watch Me--Winner for Best Canadian Political WritingJohn English's biography of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Just Watch Me, was hailed for setting "a new literary standard for Canadian political biography" when it won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. ›Read more about Just Watch Me Come, Thou Tortoise. Head judge Stuart Woods called the book "a heartfelt tale full to the brim with warm sentiment and the gentle absurdities of contemporary life." ›Learn more about the Amazon.ca First Novel Award
2010 Newbery and Caldecott Winners
- Newbery: Rebecca Stead, When You Reach Me (full Newbery list)
- Caldecott: Jerry Pinkney, The Lion & the Mouse (full Caldecott list)
- Printz Award for young adult literature: Libba Bray, Going Bovine
- Coretta Scott King Award for African American literature: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Bad News for Outlaws
- Coretta Scott King Award for African American illustrator: Charles R. Smith Jr., My People
|2010 IACP Cookbook Awards||2010 James Beard Awards|
| The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced their 2010 winners on April 22, awarding Rose Levy Beranbaum's Rose's Heavenly Cakes Cookbook of the Year, with My New Orleans by John Besh, Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller, and Gourmet Today among the year's notable winners.
||The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews wins the James Beard Foundation's Cookbook of the Year Award. Included among the winners in 11 categories are Real Cajun by Donald Link, Baking by James Peterson, and Pasta Sfoglia by Ron and Colleen Suhanosky. The winners were announced on May 2.|
|See more IACP Award-winning cookbooks||See all the 2010 James Beard Award winners|