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Writers' Trust Announces $25K Career Prize for Canadian Poets

From Our Friends at Writer's Trust:

The Writer's Trust of Canada is thrilled to announce the creation of the Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize, an annual award in recognition of a Canadian writer’s exceptional body of work. The prize, which is sponsored by the Latner Family Foundation and administered by the Writers’ Trust of Canada, will be presented alongside five other prizes for excellence in Canadian literature at the annual Writers’ Trust Awards in November. The winner will receive $25,000.

Libris Awards 2014 Nominees Announced

Last week, the Retail Council of Canada announced the 2014 Libris Awards shortlist. Libris nominees and winners are selected by members of the Canadian Book industry, providing an opportunity for professionals in every segment of the book industry— from authors, publishers, editors, sales representatives to booksellers— to unite and celebrate their successes.

The winner of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award is author, broadcaster and humorist Stuart McLean, best-known for his book and radio series, The Vinyl Cafe.

Bloody Words Light Mystery Award Announces Finalists

The Bloody Words Light Mystery Award, also known as the "Bony Blithe" award, is an annual Canadian award that celebrates traditional, feel-good mysteries. The 2014 shortlist was recently announced and consists of books with laugh-out-loud and gentle humour, to books with good old-fashioned mystery stories low on violence and gore. In short, "books that make us smile."

The five finalists for the 2014 Bony Blithe Award are:

Gold Web by Vicki Delany (Dundurn)
Framed for Murder by Cathy Spencer (Comely Press)
Thread and Buried by Janet Bolin (Berkely Prime Crime)

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