Toasting two decades of literary excellence! In celebration of its 20-year history, the Trillium Book Award / Prix Trillium, Ontario's leading award for literature, commissioned a BookShorts video to profile winners of the Book Award past and present. The book video made its premiere screening at the prestigious event, open to the public for the first time, at Harbourfront Enwave Theatre. Guests rubbed shoulders with dozens of preeminent and emerging authors, many of whom were also interviewed for and appeared in the book video, including Dionne Brand, Austin Clarke, Nino Ricci, Jane Urquhart, Richard B. Wright, Paul Quarrington, Wayson Choy, Antonio D’Alfonso, Daniel Poliquin, Didier LeClair, Angèle Bassolé-Ouédraogo, Michèle Matteau, Ken Babstock, Margaret Atwood, Camilla Gibb and many others.
The Trillium Book Award/Prix Trillium encourages excellence in literature through its significant investment in Ontario-based writers. Award recipients for both English and French works receive $20,000. Their respective publishers also receive $2,500 to promote the winning titles. All finalists receive a $500 honorarium.
© OMDC for Minister of Culture Ontario. Produced by BookShorts Inc. Archive Photography by Tom Sandler; Music by MindFunk; Cinematography & Editing by Kerry Biskupski; Writer/Host Naomi Snieckus. For more information about Trillium Book Awards, visit http://www.omdc.on.ca