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Finalists Announced for the 2015 Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce the finalists for its eight major children’s book awards:

The winners will be announced at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards and Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse – two invitation-only gala events in Toronto on November 18 and Montreal on November 10. Overall, $135,000 in prize monies will be awarded.


Finalists for the 2015 Governor General's Literary Awards Announced

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The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the 2015 shortlist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. The finalists in the children's literature categories are listed below. This year, 970 titles in the English-language categories and 559 in the French-language categories were submitted.

“Our literature reflects who we are as a society. Our authors, illustrators and translators challenge us to learn more about ourselves and the world, whether through novels, works of non-fiction or translation, poetry, drama or books for children and young adults,” said Canada Council Director and CEO Simon Brault. “The Governor General’s Literary Awards shortlist is a great place to start putting together a fascinating reading list.”


Suri Rosen's Playing with Matches wins 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Awards

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The winners of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Awards were recently announced. The award was founded by a group of prominent writers, editors and scholars to celebrate the vibrancy of Jewish literature and culture in Canada. The awards are hosted and sponsored by the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University, with the co-sponsorship of a consortium of other programs, including Western University’s Holocaust Literature Research Institute, the Concordia University Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies, the Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program at the University of Ottawa, the journal Parchment in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University, McGill Department of Jewish Studies, and the Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.