We’re delighted to announce that this year’s finalists will be selected by professor, author and editor, Nick Mount, and announced at the Quebec Writers’ Federation Gala on November 22, 2016 at Montreal’s Corona Theatre.
Nick Mount is a professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of English, where he teaches Canadian literature. He is the former fiction editor of the Walrus, and regularly gives public talks on the arts in Canada, including appearances at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, on TVO’s Big Ideas, and CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition. His book When Canadian Literature Moved to New York won the 2005 Gabrielle Roy Prize for the best book in Canadian literary criticism. The House of Anansi is publishing his book Arrival: The Story of CanLit in 2017, for their 50th anniversary and the country’s sesquicentennial.