AWARDS

2019


book photoSee What I'm Saying? by Jim Westergard  

In See What I’m Saying? wood engraver Jim Westergard puts his artistic talents—and his wicked sense of humour—into play with equal effect, offering a series of visual interpretations of some of the more quirky words and phrases that pepper the English language.


prize

2019—ForeWord Indies Book Award,
Long-listed

prize

2019—eLit Awards,
Commended



book photoBeyond Walls by Peter Jobin  

Beyond Walls is an insider’s look at the early development of Theatre Passe Muraille, from its origin as radical and provocative theatre company out of Rochdale College to its evolution into a Toronto cultural institution that has helped to shape Canadians’ perception of homegrown theatre.


prize

2019—ForeWord Indies Book Award,
Long-listed

prize

2019—eLit Awards,
Runner-up



book photoJan in 35 Pieces by Ian Hampton  

In his memoir, Jan in 35 Pieces, acclaimed cellist Ian Hampton recounts his years of music and camaraderie, ably capturing his life-long dedication to the history and culture of classical musical performance.


prize

2018—RBC Taylor Prize,
Shortlisted

prize

2019—ForeWord Indies Book Award,
Long-listed

prize

2019—BC Book Prizes - Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize,
Shortlisted



book photoThe Rising Tide by Mark Frutkin  

Rumours of the Second Coming of Christ abound in the City of Masks. Michele Archenti, publisher, former priest, and current confidant to the mysterious skeleton-bearer Rodolpho, finds himself swept away by a rising tide of politics, ambition and lust in eighteenth-century Venice.


prize

2019—ForeWord Indies Book Award,
Long-listed



book photoOrdinary Paradise by Richard Teleky  

The essays in Ordinary Paradise muse on what it means to be engaged with literature, music, film and the visual arts, and celebrate the extraordinary power that creative accomplishment can have on our daily lives.


prize

2019—ForeWord Indies Book Award,
Long-listed



book photoMrs Romanov by Lori Cayer  

Lori Cayer’s poetry collection Mrs Romanov reveals the unexpectedly quotidian concerns of Alexandra Feodorovna, the last tsarina of Imperial Russia.


prize

2019—Raymond Souster Award,
Long-listed

prize

2019—Pat Lowther Memorial Award,
Long-listed



book photoOvertime by Karl Kessler  

In Overtime, Karl Kessler and Sunshine Chen document the lives of men and women who practise vanishing trades, professions and cultural traditions in the cities and townships of Waterloo Region, Ontario.


prize

2018—Alcuin Award for Excellence in Book Design,
Commended

prize

2019—eLit Awards,
Winner



book photoFluke Print by Jeffery Donaldson  

Jeffery Donaldson’s Fluke Print is a collection of imprints, opposites and offsets—poetry that reflects on and reimagines creativity, emotion and intellect. For, as Donaldson writes, ‘Both ends of this dull pencil have their say / and go together.’


prize

2019—eLit Awards,
Winner



book photoThe Essential Charles Bruce by Charles Bruce  

The Essential Charles Bruce explores the clear, direct verse and vernacular imagination of Maritime poet Charles Bruce, whose practical, no-nonsense lyrics audaciously eschewed the trappings of modernist poetry.


prize

2019—eLit Awards,
Runner-up


The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.

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