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Trillium Award Finalists Reflect Ontario’s Diverse Authors

May 24, 2018

TORONTO – Six English and five French books have been shortlisted for the 2018 Trillium Book Award, the Ontario government’s prestigious award for literature. Three titles are also shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in both English language and French language. For detailed information on all the 2018 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 Poetry in French language:

The winners will be announced on June 21, 2018 at a dinner to be held in Toronto.


“Ontario’s publishing industry makes important contributions to both our quality of life and our provincial economy. With revenues of $1.1 billion and strong international sales to countries around the world, Ontario boasts the largest book publishing sector in Canada. OMDC is honoured to be showcasing Ontario’s tremendous wealth of literary talent and diversity as we celebrate the 2018 Trillium Book Awards.” - Mark Sakamoto, Chair, Ontario Media Development Corporation

“We are especially pleased that the 2018 Trillium Award juries have selected a diverse group of English-language authors for the short list, including Indigenous writers, and that there is strong regional representation among the French-language finalists. This cross section of authors and their chosen topics reflect the people and stories of Ontario.” – Karen Thorne-Stone, President & CEO, Ontario Media Development Corporation



The Trillium Book Award was established to recognize excellence, support marketing and foster increased public awareness of the quality and diversity of Ontario authors and their works.

Info for Trillium Book Award Finalists:
Ranziba Nehrin
(416) 342-1845

Contact for OMDC:
Sharon Wilson
(416) 642-6616

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