Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Prize Watch: Berton Award to Lawrence Hill
Posted by Christopher Moore
Canada's History Society has announced that the Pierre Berton Award for 2015 is awarded to novelist Lawrence Hill, author of The Book of Negroes and other works. Now also known, a little confusingly, as "the Governor General's History Award for Popular Media," the Pierre Berton Award will be presented to Hill in Ottawa this fall. Previous honorees include the CBC series Canada: A People's History, author Charlotte Gray, and actor and filmmaker Paul Gross.
Hill, btw, has a new novel out: The Illegal, just published.