Sep 30, 2022
Fourteen local finalists have been selected for the 2022 Ottawa Book Awards. This year’s finalists take the reader on a journey through deeply personal poetry, poignant narrative, gripping human drama and immersive biography to explore transformative periods in history and rediscover familiar worlds anew.
The awards recognize the top English and French books published in the past year by local authors – exemplifying Ottawa’s rich literary talent.
Descriptions of short-listed books and author biographies are available on the Ottawa Book Awards webpage.
Each finalist recorded a brief book reading. Here are links to the videos:
- English: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlAoMTGcR44_I9hWxA9XMh288jYXCcVlI
- French: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLREpfT7jPyNIzDW_fU5lUSInguU4a19XZ
The winners of each category will be announced at the awards ceremony, which will take place at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 19 at Meridian Theatres at 101 Centrepointe Drive.