Clyde Fans Graphic Novel Up For Trillium

by BK Munn

Clyde Fans by Seth is one of five books shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award this year, the only graphic novel to be nominated. The award comes with a $20,000 cash prize. The Awards are given each year to Ontario-based writers by the Ontario government through the Ontario Creates agency. Prizes are given to four writers for fiction and poetry in four categories. Winners will be announced during an online event on June 17.

Here are the lists of nominees:

English-language Finalists for the Trillium Book Award:

Christina Baillie and Martha Baillie, Sister Language, Pedlar Press
Téa Mutonji, Shut Up You’re Pretty, VS. Books/Arsenal Pulp Press
Sara Peters, I Become a Delight to My Enemies, Strange Light
Zalika Reid-Benta, Frying Plantain, House of Anansi Press
Seth, Clyde Fans: A Picture Novel, Drawn & Quarterly

French-language Finalists for the Trillium Book Award:

Jean Boisjoli, Moi, Sam. Elle, Janis, Éditions David
Claude Guilmain,, Les Éditions L’Interligne
Aristote Kavungu, Mon père, Boudarel et moi, Les Éditions L’Interligne
Paul Ruban, Crevaison en corbillard, Flammarion Québec

Finalists for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English language:

Roxanna Bennett, Unmeaningable, Gordon Hill Press
Doyali Islam, heft, McClelland & Stewart
Matthew Walsh, These are not the potatoes of my youth, Goose Lane Editions

Finalists for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in French language:

Daniel Groleau Landry, Fragments de ciels, Les Éditions L’Interligne
Véronique Sylvain, Premier quart, Prise de parole

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