Kyo Maclear wins $20K Trillium Book Award for personal memoir Birds Art Life
Kyo Maclear has won the 2018 Trillium Book Award for her non-fiction book Birds Art Life. The $20,000 annual prize recognizes excellence in writing by authors in Ontario. The award was announced at a gala event in Toronto on June 21, 2018.
Maclear is a Toronto-based novelist and author of children's books. Birds Art Life is a personal memoir that examines themes of love and regret, as well as the life lessons she learned while birdwatching in an urban landscape.
There were six books — four works of fiction and two non-fiction — on the Trillium Book Award's English-language shortlist for 2018.
- What gets Cherie Dimaline through the tough parts of writing
- How turning to her Nishnaabeg roots helped Leanne Betasamosake Simpson overcome a creative challenge
- Why James Maskalyk wanted to explore the human side of emergency medicine
- How Catherine Hernandez's resilient neighbourhood inspired her debut novel
- Why Rebecca Rosenblum Reads fiction
Pino Coluccio's Class Clown won the $10,000 Trillium Book Award for poetry. The collection features short and witty poems about love, death and the passage of time.
Previous Trillium Book Award winners include Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Soraya Peerbaye, Austin Clarke, Thomas King and Michael Ondaatje.