Oct 21, 2021
It's wonderful to see our local writing community celebrated at the Ottawa Book Awards. Lots of engaging writing, but these authors and titles took the prizes home (with jury comments):
Monia Mazigh for Farida, French Fiction Award - "Monia Mazigh’s flowing and elegant writing captures and holds our attention throughout the individual and collective journeys she presents and the social and political transformations taking place in both Tunisia and Canada"
Suzanne Evans for A Taste of Longing: Ethel Mulvaney and Her Starving Prisoners of War Cookbook, English Non-Fiction - "In Suzanne Evans’ hands, Mulvaney’s story becomes moving, inspiring and unforgettable".
Nicole V. Champeau for Niagara…la voie qui y mène, French Non-Fiction - "Inspired by a personal experience of the area but informed by extensive research on the history of the region, its toponymy, geography or population, it is both emotionally charged and well-documented."
Conyer Clayton for We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite, English Fiction - "In every word and every patch of blank space, Clayton demonstrates a poetic wisdom - that brevity can be expansive, that vulnerability can be power.
FOr more info: Ottawa Book Awards | City of Ottawa