Awards: Trillium Winners

Ann Shin's The Last Exiles won the C$20,000 (about US$15,930) English-language fiction Trillium Book Award, which is given to "recognize excellence, support marketing and foster increased public awareness of the quality and diversity of Ontario writers and writing." Bardia Sinaee took the C$10,000 (US$7,965) prize in the poetry category for Intruder

The winner of the C$20,000 French-language Trillium Book Award was Robert Marinier for Un conte de l'apocalypse, and the C$10,000 French-language poetry prize went to Chloé LaDuchesse for Exosquelette.

Karen Thorne-Stone, president & CEO, Ontario Creates, said, "Every year I am amazed by the unique and talented voices of our nominees and the great works we have the privilege to support and read. Congratulations to this year's award-winning authors and thank you to our Ontario publishers for providing a stage for these incredible stories."

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