1947–2009 winners

– WINNERS LIST –

1947   Harry L. Symons  *  Ojibway Melody  *  Ambassador

1948   Paul Hiebert  *  Sarah Binks  *  Oxford University Press

1949   Angeline Hango  *  Truthfully Yours  *  Oxford University Press

1950   Earle Birney  *  Turvey  *  McClelland & Stewart

1951   Eric Nicol  *  The Roving  *  Ryerson Press

1952   Jan Hilliard  *  The Salt Box  *  McLeod (Norton)

1953   Lawrence Earl  *  The Battle Of Baltinglass  *  Clarke Irwin (Harrop)

1954   Joan Walker  *  Pardon My Parka  *  McClelland & Stewart

1955   Robertson Davies  *  Leaven of Malice  *  Clarke Irwin

1956   Eric Nicol  *  Shall We Join The Ladies?  *  Ryerson Press

1957   Robert Thomas Allen  *  The Grass Is Never Greener  *  McClelland & Stewart

1958   Eric Nicol  *  Girdle Me A Globe  *  Ryerson Press

1959   *** No Award Made ***

1960   Pierre Berton  *  Just Add Water and Stir  *  McClelland & Stewart

1961   Norman Ward  *  Mice in the Beer  *  Longmans

1962   W. O. Mitchell  *  Jake and the Kid  *  Macmillan of Canada

1963   Donald Jack  *  Three Cheers for Me  *  Collier-Macmillan

1964   Harry J. Boyle  *  Homebrew and Patches  *  Clarke Irwin

1965   Gregory Clark  *  War Stories  *  Ryerson Press

1966   George Bain  *  Nursery Rhymes to be Read Aloud by Young Parents with Old Children  *  Clarke Irwin

1967   Richard J. Needham  *  Needham’s Inferno  *  MacMillan of Canada

1968   Max Ferguson  *  And Now…Here’s Max  *  McGraw-Hill

1969   Stuart Trueman  *  You’re Only as Old as You Act  *  McClelland

1970   Farley Mowat  *  The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float  *  McClelland

1971   Robert Thomas Allen  *  Wives, Children & Other Wild Life  *  Paperjacks

1972   Max Braithwaite  *  The Night They Stole the Mounties’ Car  *  McClelland and Stewart

1973   Donald Bell  *  Saturday Night at the Bagel Factory  *  McClelland and Stewart

1974   Donald Jack  *  That’s Me in the Middle  *  Doubleday

1975   Morley Torgov  *  A Good Place to Come From  *  Lester & Orpen

1976   Harry J. Boyle  *  The Luck of the Irish Macmillan

1977   Ray Guy  *  That Far Greater Bay  *  Breakwater Books

1978   Ernest Buckler  *  Whirligig  *  McClelland & Stewart

1979   Sondra Gotlieb  *  True Confections  *  Musson

1980   Donald Jack  *  Me Bandy, You Cissie  *  Doubleday

1981   Gary Lautens  *  Take My Family…Please!  *  John Wiley & Sons

1982   Mervyn J. Huston  *  Gophers Don’t Pay Taxes  *  Tree Frog Press

1983   Morley Torgov  *  The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick  *  Lester & Orpen Dennys

1984   Gary Lautens  *  No Sex Please…We’re Married  *  McClelland & Stewart

1985   Ted Allen  *  Love is a Longshot  *  McClelland & Stewart

1986   Joey Slinger  *  No Axe Too Small to Grind  *  McClelland & Stewart

1987   W. P. Kinsella  *  The Fencepost Chronicles  *  Totem Press/Collins

1988   Paul Quarrington  *  King Leary  *  Doubleday

1989   Joseph Kertes  *  Winter Tulips  *  Doubleday

1990   W. O. Mitchell  *  According to Jake and the Kid  *  McClelland & Stewart

1991   Howard White  *  Writing In The Rain  *  Harbour

1992   Roch Carrier  *  Prayers of a Very Wise Child  *  Penguin

1993   John Levesque  *  Waiting for Aquarius  *  Mosaic Press

1994   Bill Richardson  *  Batchelor Brother’s Bed & Breakfast  *  Douglas & McIntyre

1995   Josh Freed  *  Fear of Frying and Other Fax of Life  *  Véhicule Press

1996   Marsha Boulton  *  Letters from the Country  *  Little, Brown

1997   Arthur Black  *  Black in the Saddle Again  *  Stoddart Press

1998   Mordecai Richler  *  Barney’s Version  *  Alfred A.Knopf Canada

1999   Stuart McLean  *  Home From the Vinyl Cafe  *  Penguin Books of Canada

2000   Arthur Black  *  Black Tie and Tales  *  Stoddart Press

2001   Stuart McLean  *  Vinyl Cafe Unplugged  *  Penguin Books of Canada

2002   Will Ferguson  *  Generica  *  Penguin

2003   Dan Needles  *  With Axe and Flask–A History of Persephone Township  *  McFarlane Walter & Ross

2004   Ian Ferguson  *  Village of Small Houses  *  Douglas & McIntyre Ltd.

2005   Will Ferguson  *   Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw  *  Alfred A. Knopf, Canada

2006   Arthur Black  *  Pitch Black  *  Harbour Publishing

2007   Stuart McLean  *  Secrets  from  the  Vinyl  Café  *  Viking

2008   Terry Fallis  *  The  Best  Laid  Plans  *  iUniverse,  Inc.

2009   Mark Leiren-Young  *  Never Shoot a Stampede Queen  *  Heritage House Publishing

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