2017 Prix TD and Prix Harry Black Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Montreal (November 9, 2017) — The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 13th annual Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse, for the most distinguished French-language book of the year, and the inaugural Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse, for the best French-language picture book:

Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse ($30,000)
Sponsored by TD Bank Group

Même pas vrai

Même pas vrai
Written by Larry Tremblay (Montreal, QC)
Illustrated by Guillaume Perreault (Gatineau, QC)
Éditions de la Bagnole

Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse ($5,000)
Sponsored by Mary Macchiusi

 Au-dela de la forêt

Au-delà de la forêt
Written by Nadine Robert (Varennes, QC)
Illustrated by Gérard DuBois (St-Lambert, QC)
Comme des géants

The announcement was made at a gala event last night at Le Windsor, where Quebec children’s literary elite were on hand to applaud the winners. In addition to the $30,000 prize shared by Tremblay and Perreault, their publisher, Éditions de la Bagnole, will be awarded $2,500 to promote the winning book. The remaining four finalists of the Prix TD will share a $10,000 prize. Click here to see the nominees and juries for both the Prix TD and the Prix Harry Black.

The winner of this year’s French-language Fan Choice Award, presented by Radio-Canada, was Aaah!bécédaire, written by Elaine Turgeon (Montreal, QC) and illustrated by Martin Laliberté (Montreal, QC). Young readers were invited to choose their favourite book from the titles shortlisted for the Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse.

On November 21, the CCBC will present the winners of its six other book awards: the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, the John Spray Mystery Award, and the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award.

For more information, please contact:

Camilia Kahrizi
Marketing and Website Coordinator
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
416.975.0010 ext. 221 | camilia@bookcentre.ca