Awards: Forward Poetry Collection; Taste Canada Food Writing

Vahni Capildeo won the £15,000 (about $19,590) Forward Prize for the Best Poetry Collection for Measure of Expatriation. Chair of the jury Malika Booker said the book "is a work that amazes. We found a vertiginous excitement in the way in which the book grasps its subject: the sense of never quite being at home. This is poetry that transforms. When people in the future seek to know what it's like to live between places, traditions, habits and cultures, they will read this. Here is the language for what expatriation feels like."

The £5,000 (about $6,530) Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection was awarded to Tiphanie Yanique for Wife. And the winner of the £1,000 ($1,305) prize for Best Single Poem was Sasha Dugdale for "Joy."


Taste Canada has unveiled finalists for the Food Writing Awards, "recognizing cookbook authors in six English-language and six French-language categories," Quillblog reported, adding that this year a secondary silver award in each category (with the exception of the Food Blog category) was added‚ as well as a new prize for titles focused on health and special diets. The complete list of finalists can be seen here.

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