Sean Michaels took home the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for fiction for his debut novel, Us Conductors.
The QWF literary awards recognize the best in English-language writing published by Quebec writers in the past year.
Awards were handed out on Tuesday evening at a special celebration held at the Corona Theatre in Little Burgundy.
Complete list of winners-
Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction ($2,000): Sean Michaels for Us Conductors (Random House Canada)
Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction ($2,000): ChantalHébert for The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was (Knopf Canada)
A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry ($2,000): SinaQueyras for MxT (Coach House Books)
QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature ($2,000): Monique Polak for Hate Mail (Orca Book Publishers)
Concordia University First Book Prize ($2,000): Anna Leventhal for Sweet Affliction (Invisible Publishing)
Judy Mappin Community Award: Elizabeth Macdonnell
Quebec Writing Competition — A partnership between CBC Quebec, the Quebec Writers' Federation, Maisonneuve magazine and Véhicule Press, the Quebec Writing Competition recognizes the best original, unpublished stories by Quebec’s English-language writers. This year’s winners are:First Prize ($1,500): Allegra McKenzie for The Glass Man Second Prize ($1,000): James Dunnigan for Open Bay Reader’s Choice Award ($300): Josée Lafrenière for Breath
3Macs carteblanche Prize: Elaine Kennedy and Sheryl Curtis for their translation of DidierLeclair for It’s Late, Doctor Schweitzer
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