Hamilton Literary Awards

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!

The Hamilton Arts Council is now accepting submissions for the 24th Annual Hamilton Arts Council Literary Awards. These Awards recognize published books of literary excellence, written by authors residing in Hamilton.

Prizes this year will be awarded for books published in 2016 in each of the following four categories: Fiction, Poetry and Non-fiction, and the Kerry Schooley Book Award.

Click on the LINK to download the entry form PDF.

DEADLINE: April 28, 2017 at 4 PM.

For further information on the Awards please contact Stephen at 905-481-3218 or email at stephen@hamiltonartscouncil.ca.

 

The Hamilton Literary Awards are an annual literary event with the goal of recognizing and celebrating the best of our city’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 and the surrounding areas. 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.

For a list of previous Winners please DOWNLOAD THE PDF.

 

23rd ANNUAL HAMILTON LITERARY AWARDs
#HamLitAwards
 

The Hamilton Arts Council's 23rd Annual Hamilton Literary Awards took place on December 07, 2016 in the Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre at the Dofasco Centre for the Arts (home of our venue sponsor Theatre Aquarius.

Awards were given in the genres of Fiction and Non-fiction in addition to the Kerry Schooley Book Award given for the book that is the most evocative of Hamilton. We also unveiled our *NEW* logo for the Awards!

23rd Annual HAMILTON LITERARY AWARD winners

The WINNER of the HAMILTON ARTS COUNCIL LITERARY AWARD for NON-FICTION:

Inner Places: The Life of David Milne, by James King

This Award sponsored by A Different Drummer Books

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Read about the Finalists of the Non-Fiction category:

 

The WINNER of the HAMILTON ARTS COUNCIL LITERARY AWARD for FICTION:

Heyday, by Marnie Woodrow

This Award sponsored by Bryan Prince Bookseller

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Read about the Finalists of the Fiction category:

 

The WINNER of THE KERRY SCHOOLEY AWARD:

Midnight Games, by David Neil Lee

This Award sponsored by The Hamilton Spectator

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Read about the Finalists of the Kerry Schooley Award:

 

Check out the Hamilton Spectator's coverage of the Awards for further information about the evening!

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