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About the Ottawa Book Awards

Since 1985, the Ottawa Book Awards have recognized the top English and French books published in the previous year. Both languages have categories for fiction and non-fiction. All shortlisted finalists receive $1,000 and each winner receives a prize of $7,500. 

Celebrate the talent and creativity of our authors past and present, and applaud their remarkable achievements on the world’s literary stage.

Announcement of 2022 finalists

The 2022 Ottawa Book Awards finalists were announced on September 20, 2022.

You can watch readings by the authors at

Announcement of 2022 winners

Winners of the 2022 Ottawa Book Awards were revealed during an awards ceremony on  Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 7:00 p.m

Additionally, the following awards were presented at the ceremony:

A special thank you to our partner, the Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa.