Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, for Stony River (Penguin Group Canada)
Toronto, Ontario, for The Headmaster’s Wager (Doubleday Canada)
Burnaby, British Columbia, for The Last Hiccup (ECW Press)
Christopher Meades, The Last Hiccup
Lela Common Award for Canadian History
Ottawa, Ontario, for Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada’s World Wars (Penguin Group Canada)
Michael S. Cross
Halifax, Nova Scotia, for A Biography of Robert Baldwin: The Morning-Star of Memory (Oxford University Press)
Victoria, British Columbia, for Juan de Fuca’s Strait: Voyages in the Waterway of Forgotten Dreams (Harbour Publishing)
Michael S. Cross, A Biography of Robert Baldwin: The Morning-Star of Memory
Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry
San Francisco, California, for Monkey Ranch (Brick Books)
Smithers, British Columbia, for Between Dusk and Night, (Brick Books)
St. John’s, Newfoundland, for Paradoxides (McClelland & Stewart)
Don McKay, Paradoxides
Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award
Two young authors tied for the 2013 award:
Claire Battershill has published fiction, poetry, and reviews in several literary publications. She won the CBC Literary Award for Short Fiction for the title story for her forthcoming collection, Circus.
When she was sixteen, she won the League of Canadian Poets’ National Poetic License Contest. In 2008, she worked as a research assistant for Margaret Atwood’s Massey Lecture, Payback. She currently teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Jay Bahadur is a Canadian freelance journalist and author of The Pirates of Somalia, published in seven countries and in four languages. When the Somali pirates exploded in international news in late 2008, Bahadur quit his job and flew to Somalia on a quest to meet some present-day buccaneers.
He has published articles in The Times, The New York Times, Financial Times, and The Globe and Mail. He has worked as a freelance correspondent for CBS News, and has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, Bloomberg, the BBC, NPR, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
The Canadian Authors Association gratefully acknowledges the following sponsors and supporters of the association and its 2013 Literary Awards Program:
The Lakehead Orillia Centre
Lela Florence Common