TRILLIUM BOOK AWARD / PRIX TRILLIUM
Ontario Creates produces the Trillium Book Awards each year. The Ontario government established the Trillium Book Award in 1987 to recognize the literary excellence and diversity of Ontario writers and writing. The Trillium Book Award reflects the wealth of talent and creativity of Ontario authors writing in both English and French languages. The Award is open to books in any genre which makes for a rich, diverse range of fiction and non-fiction titles for the yearly shortlist, and the winners. The Award is considered the province’s foremost honour for literature.
ABOUT TRILLIUM BOOK AWARDS
The Trillium Book Award recognizes excellence, supports marketing and fosters increased public awareness of the quality and diversity of Ontario writers and writing. The Trillium Book Award/Prix Trillium is Ontario’s prestigious literary award for English and French-language Ontario authors.
WHO CAN APPLY TO TRILLIUM BOOK AWARDS?
The Trillium Award is open to books in any genre: fiction, non-fiction, drama, children’s books and poetry. Anthologies and translations are not eligible. A jury of writers and figures from the literary community judges all submissions and selects the winning titles.
All shortlisted nominees receive a $500 honourarium.
WHAT IS THE PRIX DU LIVRE D’ENFANT TRILLIUM?
Le Prix du livre d’enfant Trillium (en langue française) was introduced in the 20th Trillium year, and is awarded in alternating years with le Prix de poésie Trillium. Titles published over a two-year period are eligible, encouraging a greater number of submissions for these specific genre awards in the French language. Both awards provide a $10,000 prize.
In 2023, the Prix du livre d’enfant Trillium will be awarded.
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES FOR THE SHORTLIST AUTHORS?
All shortlist nominees receive a $500 honourarium.
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES FOR THE SHORTLISTED NOMINEES’S PUBLISHERS?
Publishers for all the shortlisted titles receive promotional grants for purposes of promoting their books: $2,300 for the Trillium Book Award / Prix Trillium and $2,000 for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and le Prix du livre d’enfant Trillium en langue française.
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES FOR THE WINNING AUTHORS?
Winning authors for The Trillium Book Award and Prix Trillium each receive a $20,000 award. The winners for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, introduced during the 16th Trillium year to recognize new emerging poets, and le Prix du livre d’enfant Trillium each receive $10,000.
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES FOR THE WINNING TITLE’S PUBLISHERS?
Publishers of the winning titles receive additional grant funds in the amount of $2,500 for the main prizes and $2,000 for the children’s literature prizes
HOW ARE THE WINNERS CHOSEN?
Three jury members per language judge the submissions and select the shortlists and winning titles. This independent jury is composed of writers and other members of the literary community.
WHO ARE THE PAST WINNERS?
The quality of Ontario authors and writing speaks for itself with the international acclaim achieved by past Trillium winners including Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Timothy Findley and Anne Michaels. You can find a list of all past winners, here.
ABOUT ONTARIO CREATES
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. ontariocreates.ca
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