Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

The ReLit Shortlists

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The shortlists for the 2009 Relit Awards were announced this week. The ReLits recognize books by Canadian authors that are published by independent Canadian presses. The winners will be awarded a ReLit Ring, which will be presented at the Ottawa International Writers' Festival in October.

The shortlists, from

Short Fiction

Squishy, Arjun Basu (DC Books)
The Butcher of Penetang, Betsy Trumpener (Caitlin)
In the Quiet After Slaughter, Don McLellan (Libros Libertad)
Elysium, Pamela Stewart (Anvil)
My White Planet, Mark Anthony Jarman (Thomas Allen)
The Night is a Mouth, Lisa Foad (Exile)
Evidence, Ian Colford (Porcupine’s Quill)


Troubled, RM Vaughan (Coach House)
Noble Gas, Penny Black, David O’Meara (Brick)
Penny Dreadful, Shannon Stewart (Signal)
Dead Cars in Managua, Stuart Ross (DC Books)
Little Hunger, Philip Kevin Paul (Nightwood)
Fear Not, Maurice Mierau (Turnstone)
Sentenced to Light, Fred Wah (Talon)


Girls Fall Down, Maggie Helwig (Coach House)
Cleavage, Theanna Bischoff (NeWest)
A Slice of Voice at the Edge of Hearing, Brian Dedora (Mercury)
Anna’s Shadow, David Manicom (Esplanade)
Shuck, Daniel Allen Cox (Arsenal Pulp)
Charlie Muskrat, Harold Johnson (Thistledown)
Chase & Haven, Michael Blouin (Coach House)

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