Authors Association Announces Literary Awards Winners
May 13, 2008
- The Canadian Authors Association announced today the winners of
its annual awards competition for literary works published in 2007.
1975, the CAA Literary Awards continue the association's long tradition
of honouring Canadian writers who achieve excellence without sacrificing
popular appeal. The five finalists were chosen from among over 300
The 2008 CAA
Literary Awards winners are as follows:
Technologies, Inc. Award for Fiction
Paulette Jiles, Utopia, TX, for Stormy Weather
(HarperCollins Canada. ISBN: 9780002006040)
Prize: $2500 and a silver medal
Common Award for Canadian History
Robert Wright, Toronto, for Three Nights in Havana
(HarperCollins Canada. ISBN: 9780002006262)
Prize: $2500 and a silver medal
Bolt Award for Drama
Colleen Murphy, Toronto, for The December Man (l'homme de dÉcembre)
(Playwrights Canada Press. ISBN: 9780887545955)
Prize: $1000 and a silver medal
Asa Boxer, Montreal, for The Mechanical Bird
VÉhicule Press. ISBN: 9781550652277)
(Prize: $1000 and a silver medal
the CAA administers a special award for Canadian writers under 30.
This year's winner is:
CAA/BookTelevision Emerging Writer Award
Mark Haroun, Calgary, for an impressive body of recent work.
Prize: $500 and a silver medal
The awards winners
will be presented with their prizes during a gala banquet at the
Canadian Authors Association's annual CanWrite! Conference at the
University of Alberta in Edmonton on Saturday, July 5, 2008. Each
of the award winners will also be invited to read from their work
at a special event, open to the public, at the university on the
evening of Friday, July 4, 2008.
the CAA Literary Awards include MOSAID Technologies, Inc., the estate
of Lela Florence Common, Playwrights Canada Press and Playwrights
Guild of Canada, and BookTelevision.
Founded by Stephen
Leacock and several other prominent Canadian writers in 1921, the
Canadian Authors Association has continued to maintain a focus on
"writers helping writers" since its inception. Some 25,000
writers have been members of the CAA in its 87-year history, including
Bliss Carman, Nellie McClung and Robert W. Service.
In 1936, the
CAA founded the Governor General's Literary Awards and managed them
until asking the Canada Council to take over in 1960.
Author bios are available at www.canauthors.org/awards/winners.html
CAA National co-Vice-President
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CAA National Director
admin [at] canauthors.org
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