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Ottawa Book Awards / Prix du livre d'Ottawa

Banner image for Ottawa Book Awards/ Prix du livre d'Ottawa, October 21, 2020 / 21 octobre 2020

Celebrate the talent and creativity of Ottawa authors and applaud their remarkable achievements on the world’s literary stage. Since 1985 Ottawa Book Awards have recognized English and French books published in the previous year. 

In addition to the English and French Ottawa Book Awards Categories, the following awards will also be presented at the ceremony:

Watch the finalists reading from their books

(Each link opens a YouTube playlist in a new window.)

Discover and read the titles of the finalists for each award:

Ottawa Book Awards: English Fiction


Saikaley, Sonia, author.

Karen McBride

Beissel, Henry, 1929- author.

Martin, Cara (Children's author), author.

Ottawa Book Awards: English Non-Fiction

Not available yet. Please check back soon.

Ottawa Book Awards: French fiction

Véronique Sylvain

Reinhardt, Marc-Alexandre, 1984- auteur.

Archibald Lampman Poetry Award


David A. Groulx

Prix de littérature jeunesse de l'AAOF (Association des auteurs et auteures de l’Ontario français)

Marchildon, Daniel auteur.

Michèle Matteau