Congratulations to our Ottawa writers! In an online awards ceremony Covid-19 style, the Ottawa Book Award Winners were announced with the esteemed Beverley McLachlin, our first female chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, winning best non-fiction for Truth Be Told: My Journey Through Life and the Law. Henry Beisel's collection of poetry Footprints of Dark Energy won for English-language fiction, Premier quart by Véronique Sylvain won in the French-language literary category - also a winner of the Trillium in 2020. Trésor by Mireille Messier won for French-language children's literature. Poetry gets one last shout-out in this Ottawa cluster of literary awards with Ben Ladouceur's Mad Long Emotion winning the Archibald Lampman Award.
Celebrate their success - read their books! Find them at the Library, or purchase your own copies for yourself or as gifts. There's a long winter ahead!