May 27, 2015
By Michael Kramer
Some big names are among the finalists for this year’s $20,000 Trillium Book Award.
Celebrated writers Margaret Atwood, Thomas King and Dionne Brand have made the cut.
Atwood is nominated for “Stone Mattress” (McClelland Stewart) – a collection of short stories.
King is listed for his novel “The Back of the Turtle” (HarperCollins) – which won a Governor General’s Literary Award.
And Brand is a contender with the novel “Love Enough.” (Knopf Canada).
Six English and five French books have been shortlisted for the prize which was established by the Ontario government in 1987.
The other English finalists are Kate Cayley for “How You Were Born” (Pedlar Press), James King for “Old Masters” (Cormorant Books) and Edmund Metatawabin with Alexandra Shimo for “Up Ghost River.” (Knopf Canada).