This is such a good opportunity for Ottawa authors, so if you’ve put out a book (or are putting out a book) don’t miss it. Submission deadline is January 5th, 2015 at 4 p.m.
The Ottawa Book Awards and Prix du livre d’Ottawa recognize the top English and French books published in the previous year. Both awards have separate categories for fiction and non-fiction. All shortlisted finalists receive $1,000 and each winner receives a prize of $7,500.
Also winners of the 2014 Ottawa Book Awards will be announced at the upoming event. Here are the details, right from the website. (Anyone going? It’s taking place in Orleans at 8pm.)
The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on October 22, 2014 at the Shenkman Arts Centre.
The ceremony will be hosted by Lise Rochefort, Poet, Researcher and Associate Poetry Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine. Deputy Mayor Steve Desroches, City of Ottawa, will present the three book awards while Frances Boyle, President of Arc Poetry Magazine will present the Archibald Lampman Award for poetry.
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: Award ceremony begins at 8 p.m. Reception to follow.
Location: Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Orleans, ON K1E 0A1