HAMILTON LITERARY AWARDS

CELEBRATING 27 YEARS OF HAMILTON STORYTELLING!

The Hamilton Literary Awards are an annual literary event with the goal of recognizing and celebrating the best of Hamilton’s published authors.  The Awards are presented to books of outstanding merit and quality in the categories of Fiction, Poetry and Non-fiction by authors residing in Hamilton, Hamilton Region and on the Six Nations. The Hamilton Literary Awards also include the Kerry Schooley Book Award to be given to the book that is most evocative of the City of Hamilton and/or surrounding area. The Kerry Schooley Book Award has been named in honour of the late Kerry Schooley who was a tireless advocate for literary arts in Hamilton.

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The award winners were announced on Cable 14

Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM

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Jan 4th 4:30pm
Jan 6th 6:30pm
Jan 7th 4:00pm + 11:00pm
Jan 8th 10:00am
Jan 9th 6:00am
Jan 10th 3:00pm

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Hamilton Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners for the 27th Annual Hamilton Literary Awards:

POETRY

Paul Lisson

The Perfect Archive

Laura Furster

The Absence of Thirteen

Marilyn Gear Pilling

The Gods of East Wawanosh

Elizabeth Ross

After Birth

Emma McKenna

Chenille or Silk

NON-FICTION

Michael Mitchell

Final Fire: A Memoir

Marg Heidebrecht

In the Shade: Friendship, Loss, and the Bruce Trail

Anne Bokma

My Year of Living Spiritually: One Woman's Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life

Valerie Nielsen

Golden Girl: A Child in Wartime England

FICTION

Nahanni Shingoose

Powwow Summer

Michael Mirolla

The Last News Vendor

Nicola Winstanley

How to Give Your Cat a Bath

John Corr

Eight Times Up

THE KERRY SCHOOLEY BOOK AWARD

David Baillie

Little Bones

Marg Heidebrecht

In the Shade: Friendship, Loss, and the Bruce Trail

Paul Lisson

The Perfect Archive

Anne Bokma

My Year of Living Spiritually: One Woman's Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life

Our Event Sponsor:

We gratefully acknowledge our community sponsors:  Dundurn Market

Our MC for the awards is CBC Radio host Jeff Goodes

Photography @lanvydophotography

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