Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

21st Annual Trillium Book Awards: Barbara Gowdy

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2008 marks the 21st anniversary of the Trillium Book Award. The winners of this year's Trillium were announced on June 12th by the Hon. Aileen Carroll, Ontario Minister of Culture, and Kevin Shea, Chair of the Ontario Media Development Corporation, at a luncheon at Hart House. “This year’s winners of the 21st Trillium Book Award reflect the talent, diversity and appeal of Ontario’s literary heritage, as well as its future,” said Shea. “We congratulate all the authors and their publishers for continuing to enrich the lives of readers at home and around the world.”

  • English-language winner: Barbara Gowdy, Helpless (HarperCollins)
  • French-language winner: Pierre Raphaël Pelletier, L’OEil de la lumière (Les Éditions L’Interligne)
  • English-language Poetry winner: Rachel Zolf, Human Resources (Coach House Books)
  • French-language Poetry winner: Tina Charlebois, Poils lisses (Les Éditions L’Interligne)

The Ontario Media Development Corporation administers the Trillium Book Awards on behalf of the Ministry of Culture.

In this video, Trillium Book Award winner Barbara Gowdy discusses her novel, Helpless (HarperCollins Canada). For more information about the awards, visit the OMDC website.

Video by Ian Daffern.