Announcing 2017 Leacock Medal longlist

The longlist for the 2017 Leacock Medal (in alphabetical order by author surname) is:

There are 11 instead of 10 because two of the books tied in the judges’ marks.

This year’s longlist will be narrowed down to a shortlist of three Leacock Medal finalists, who will be announced in Orillia on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

The winner of the Leacock Medal and accompanying $15,000 prize will be announced at a gala dinner celebrating all three shortlisted authors June 10, 2017, at Geneva Park Conference Centre near Orillia, Ontario.

Tickets available for 2017 Gala Weekend

Want to be on the inside track when it comes to finding out who will take home the 2017 Leacock Medal and the accompanying $15,000 prize? Bate your breath and join all the shortlisted authors, from whom the winner will be announced, as well as past winners, publishers and other representatives from the #canlit community, at our gala awards dinner on June 10. In fact, you’re invited to join us for the entire gala weekend, starting on Friday, June 9. We’ll be celebrating the shortlisted authors as well as the finalists in the student competition. Get your tickets today! Click here for more information.