Speaker's Book Award 2021 Shortlist

Congratulations to the 2021 shortlisted authors and publishers! Stay tuned for the winner to be announced in the fall.

Indigenous Toronto book cover
Indigenous Toronto: Stories that Carry this Place, Denise Bolduc, Mnawaate Gordon-Corbiere, Rebeka Tabobondung, Brian Wright-McLeod, editors (Coach House Books, 2021)
Can You Hear Me Now book cover
Can You Hear Me Now? How I Found My Voice and Learned to Live with Passion and Purpose, Celina Caesar-Chavannes (Penguin Random House Canada, 2021)
The Queer Evangelist book cover
The Queer Evangelist: A Socialist Clergy's Radically Honest Tale, Cheri DiNovo (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2021)
Saga Boy book cover
Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming, Antonio Michael Downing (Penguin Random House Canada, 2021)
After the Famine book cover
After the Famine: The Irish Family Farm in Eastern Ontario, 1851–1881, Edward J. Hedican (University of Toronto Press, 2020)
The Don: The Story of Toronto's Infamous Jail book cover
The Don: The Story of Toronto's Infamous Jail, Lorna Poplak (Dundurn Press, 2021)
Rush in the 70s book cover
Anthem: Rush in the ’70s, Martin Popoff (ECW Press, 2020)