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Ontario Creates Announces 16 Trillium Book Award Finalists

TORONTO | May 9, 2023 | Ontario Creates, an agency of the government of Ontario, is proud to present the finalists for the 2023 Trillium Book Awards, the province’s most prestigious literary prizes for English and French-language Ontario authors.

The Trillium Book Award, now in its 36th year, has a long tradition of recognizing literary excellence, and promoting the diversity of Ontario writers and their work. Sixteen titles are nominated for the 2023 Trillium Book Awards – across all genres, in English and French. Ranging from moving poetry to thought-provoking non-fiction and captivating drama, this year’s finalist titles spotlight Ontario’s great literary talent.

Trillium Book Award

Trillium Book Award for Poetry

Prix Trillium

Prix du livre d’enfant

Find out more about the 2023 Trillium Award finalists and their nominated work here.

The Trillium Book Award/Prix Trillium winners will be announced at an industry event on June 20, 2023.


“Ontario's publishing industry continues to support over 6,000 jobs and contributes almost $1 billion annually to our economy as writers throughout the province consistently bring unique voices to our cultural life. Our government is proud to support the Trillium Book Awards and we offer a hearty congratulations to this year’s finalists.”
~ The Honourable Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

“Ontario Creates is proud to support Ontario’s writers and book publishers, both here at home and by bringing books to readers around the globe. The 2023 Trillium Book Award finalists are shining examples of the breadth of talent across the province; Ontario's authors enrich our national literary landscape. The book publishing industry is a key driver of Ontario’s economic growth, and each year the Trillium Book Awards present an ideal opportunity to discover new writers and support local businesses.”
~ Aaron Campbell, Chair, Ontario Creates



Ontario Creates is proud to produce the Trillium Book Awards each year. The Ontario government established the Trillium Book Award in 1987 to recognize excellence, support marketing and foster increased public awareness of the quality and diversity of Ontario writers and their works.

Ontario Creates is an agency of the Government of Ontario that facilitates economic development, investment and collaboration in Ontario’s creative industries including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors.

Media contact:

Michelle Gibson
Argyle PR

Jennifer Pountney, Manager of Communications
Ontario Creates
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