TORONTO – Toronto writer Kyo Maclear’s meditative memoir, “Birds Art Life,” is among the winners of this year’s Trillium Book Awards.
The English-language Doubleday Canada title, about Maclear’s urban birding expeditions, took one of two $20,000 prizes for best book Thursday.
The other $20,000 prize winner was Toronto-based Aurelie Resch for the French-language “Sous le soleil de midi” (Editions Prise de parole).
Publishers of the winning books each receive $2,500 towards book promotions.
The poetry winners, who each get $10,000, were Pino Coluccio for “Class Clown” (Biblioasis) and Sylvie Berard for “Oubliez” (Editions Prise de parole).
Their publishers receive $2,000 each.
The Trillium Book Award honours Ontario-based writers and is billed as the province’s highest literary honour.