Congratulations to Cordelia Strube and her publisher, ECW Press, on taking home the 2016 Toronto Book Award for On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light! The novel follows 11-year-old Harriet and her younger brother, Irwin, as they try to navigate their fractured family as well as growing up.
Selected by a jury--Irfan Ali, Ann Jansen, Kilby Smith-McGregor and Conan Tobias--this year's winner was chosen from a shortlist of five titles, including three novels and two works of non-fiction. The award celebrates "authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto." and has been handed out for the last 42 years.
Congratulations also to two other LPG members and their authors who were shortlisted for this year's award: Coach House Books & Howard Akler (Men of Action) and John Lorinc, Michael McClelland, Ellen Scheinberg and Tatum Taylor (Editors of The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto's First Immigrant Neighbourhood) and Tightrope Books & Marnie Woodrow (Heyday).
For more information about the Awards and to view a full list of this year's nominees please visit the City of Toronto website.