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AWARDS

2022


book photoLet Go by Mark Huebner  

A story of travail and triumph, Mark Huebner’s wordless novel Let Go follows a laid-off ad man struggling to carry the deadweight of his past as he labours through a blizzard toward an unknown future.


prize

2022—ForeWord Indies Book Award,
Long-listed

prize

2022—eLit Awards,
Runner-up



book photoThe Artist and the Assassin by Mark Frutkin  

The play of light and shadow defines Mark Frutkin’s vibrant narrative based on the life of the seventeenth-century painter known as Caravaggio, whose revolutionary use of the chiaroscuro technique fuelled his dazzling success while his demons led him down the path of exile and, ultimately, assassination.


prize

2022—Independent Publisher (IPPY) awards,
Runner-up

prize

2022—City of Ottawa Book Award,
Shortlisted



book photoUrban Disturbances by Bruce McDougall  

Bruce McDougall’s skilful short stories sketch a warts-and-all portrait of humanity, illuminating the mysterious forces that drive people to behave in unique—and uniquely human—ways.


prize

2022—Independent Publisher (IPPY) awards,
Commended

prize

2022—ReLit Awards, Short Fiction,
Shortlisted



book photoMidland by Ross Breithaupt  

A traumatized young man steps away from his protective family and embarks on a transformative two-month stint as a tree planter in Northern Ontario. There he seeks comfort and healing in new friends, a mix-tape and letters to his dead brother.


prize

2022—Independent Publisher (IPPY) awards,
Winner



book photoBreaking Right by D.A. Lockhart  

In D.A. Lockhart’s Breaking Right ordinary Hoosiers experience extraordinary moments that reveal the complicated correlations between their beliefs, their relationships and the land beneath their feet.


prize

2021—The Miramichi Reader Best Fiction List,
Commended

prize

2022—ReLit Awards, Short Fiction,
Shortlisted

prize

2022—Indiana Author Awards, Fiction,
Shortlisted



book photoArtful Flight by Susan Glickman  

In Artful Flight, Susan Glickman dives into poetry and prose, music and visual art, in an effort to find the joy in creative work not as a path to the truth but as an end in itself.


prize

2022—eLit Awards,
Runner-up



book photoThe Essential John Glassco by John Glassco  

A collection of the poetic achievements of John Glassco, a Montreal Group poet whose technical giftedness and unimpeachable wordplay brought music and flair to poems characterized by darkness and decay.


prize

2022—eLit Awards,
Winner


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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