We are delighted to announce that three WCA authors have been shortlisted for the 2017 Speaker’s Book Award.
- Trevor Cole, The Whisky King: The Remarkable True Story of Canada’s Most Infamous Bootlegger and the Undercover Mountie on his Trail
- Karolyn Smardz Frost, Steal Away Home: One Woman’s Epic Flight to Freedom – And her Long Road Back to the South
- Nicholas Jennings, Lightfoot
The Speaker’s Book Award recognizes works by Ontario authors reflecting the diverse culture and rich history of the province and of its residents. Topics include the history of the province and its many communities; prominent figures in Ontario from various fields including, but not limited to, politics, culture, arts, education and business; the history and achievements of women and minorities in Ontario; and the development of Ontario’s parliamentary system. Submissions are welcomed in either English or French.
The winning book is announced at an annual awards reception held at the Ontario Legislature each spring, and is then featured at the Legislative Assembly Gift Shop and in the Legislative Library.