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Ottawa Book Award 2020 Winners! McLachlin, Sylvain, Beisel, Ladouceur, Messier

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

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!

Image: Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told

My Journey Through Life and the Law
By McLachlin, Beverley
Image: Premier quart

Premier quart

By Sylvain, Véronique
Image: Trésor


By Messier, Mireille
Image: Mad Long Emotion

Mad Long Emotion

By Ladouceur, Ben