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Winners of the 2022 Ottawa Book Awards

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Oct 20, 2022

David O'Meara has won two awards for his book of poetry, Masses on Radar - in the English fiction category of the OBA, as well as the 2022 Archibald Lampman Poetry Award.  The OBA jury called it: high-voltage poetry, gorgeously written, edited, and arranged, as well as reflective and tender. 

In the French Fiction Category, the winner is Le malaiment by Michèle Vinet.  The jury said: Words, sentences, and paragraphs captivate us throughout this story, which is an epic of dreams, love, friendship, and writing. You can easily be lulled by Vinet’s poetic, rich, and vivid prose. More than a novel, it is a sweet symphony played on enchanting notes.

The Two Michaels: Innocent Canadian Captives and High Stakes Espionage in the US-China Cyber War by Fen Osler Hampson and Mike Blanchfield won the OBA Non-Fiction category.  The jury found it to be a riveting read from the first page, blending together a timely, fast-paced telling of political drama and harrowing personal strife.

Congratulations to all the winners!

See our previous blog for all the finalists: 

Ottawa Book Award 2022 Finalists - Congratulations! | Ottawa Public Library (

Explore the Ottawa Book Awards website for info on all the local authors

Ottawa Book Awards | City of Ottawa