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Ontario’s Top Literary Award Finalists for the Trillium Book Award | Prix Trillium

May 14, 2019

TORONTO – Sixteen books have been shortlisted for the 2019 Trillium Book Award/Prix Trillium, the Ontario Government’s prestigious award for literature for four separate prizes. Five English books and five French titles have been shortlisted for the main awards. Three English-language poetry titles will compete for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English language, and three French-language titles will vie for the Children’s Literature in the French language prize. For detailed information on all the 2019 Trillium Book Award finalists click here.

English-language Finalists for the Trillium Book Award:

French-language Finalists for the Trillium Book Award:

Finalists for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English language:

Finalists for the Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature in French language:

Celebrate the Trillium Book Award finalists and hear the authors read from their books at a free public reading at the Toronto Reference Library to be held on June 12, 2019 at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon.The winners will be announced on June 13, 2019 at an industry dinner to be held in Toronto.


“The Trillium Book Awards, Ontario’s highest literary honour, recognizes excellence in writing and publishing by shining the spotlight on our homegrown literary talent. Their stories inspire readers across our great province and beyond and I am proud to congratulate this year’s finalists.”

- Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

“The Ontario book publishing sector is the biggest in Canada. It contributes more than $500 million to Ontario’s GDP and employs nearly 6,500 people. Through the Trillium Book Awards, Ontario Creates celebrates the authors that drive excellence in Ontario’s book publishing industry.”

- Aaron Campbell, Chair, Ontario Creates

“Ontario Creates is proud to showcase our province’s incredible literary talent through the Trillium Book Awards. The celebrations feature a night of author readings which is open to the public – an exciting, opportunity for Ontarians to meet the finalist authors and hear them read from their books which represent the very best literature and poetry in the province.”

- Karen Thorne-Stone, President & CEO, Ontario Creates



Bob Reid

Suzan Ayscough, Head of Communications
Ontario Creates
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