Update on Canadian Authors Literary AwardsThe CAA Awards for Fiction, Canadian History, and Poetry are on hiatus while the board of directors and its awards subcommittee continue to evaluate the role the association should play in honouring and showcasing writing that achieves excellence. This is particularly important in light of limited resources and the growing number of literary awards currently available. We are, however, open to suggestions as well as sponsorship offers that help defray the cost of the award process.
The Fred Kerner Book Award will remain active during this review period. (Note: Only CAA members are eligible for this particular award.) We also continue to help administer the Whister Independent Book Awards.
2020 Canadian Authors Fred Kerner Book Award
The Fred Kerner Book Award is awarded annually to a Canadian Authors member who has the best overall book published in the previous calendar year, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Fred Kerner was a devoted and longtime CAA member. An Honorary President of the association until his passing in 2011 at 90, Fred was an author, journalist, editor, teacher, and mentor. He wrote more than twelve books and also wrote for magazines, radio and TV, and he gave unstintingly of his time to assist emerging writers.
Prize: $400 and a one-year membership
Entry Fee: $30 per title entered
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Please note that the deadline for this award has passed. If you have submitted an entry for the award, also note that we have had some delays due to COVID-19, and the shortlist will not be announced until September, with the winner being announced in October. Stay tuned for more details!)
Questions? Contact Canadian Authors at admin(at)canadianauthors.org.