Canadian Authors Association
The Canadian Authors Association is Canada's oldest association for writers and authors. The organization has published several periodicals, organized local chapters and events for Canadian writers, and sponsors writing awards, including the Governor General's Awards.
The Canadian Authors Association was founded in 1921. The founding organizers included John Murray Gibbon, Bernard Keble Sandwell, Stephen Leacock, and Pelham Edgar. By the end of its first year the organization had more than 700 members.
In its early years the association was known for its conservative views on literature and its support of traditional writing genres, including colourful idealized stories in quaint local settings. Local chapters of the CAA organized activities to encourage and develop the skills of Canadian writers, including study groups, readings, and workshops.
The association founded the Governor General's Awards in 1937, Canada's highest literary award, as well as the Canadian Authors Association Awards.
The Canadian Authors Association Awards (CAAA) are presented in several categories to authors who are Canadian born or permanent residents.
- CAA Award for fiction (annually announced in June)
- 2017 Alissa York for The Naturalist
- 2016 Nino Ricci for Sleep
- 2015 Miriam Toews for All my puny sorrows.
- CAA The Lela Common Award for Canadian History
- 2017 Charlotte Gray for The Promise of Canada
- 2016 Debra Komer for The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr.
- 2015 Robert Wright for The night Canada stood still
- CAA Award for Poetry
- 2017 Johanna Skibsrud for The description of the world
- 2016 Joe Denham for Regeneration Machine
- 2015 Tim Bowling for Circa nineteen hundred and grief
- 2013 Don McKay for Paradoxides
- CAA Award for emerging writer
- 2017 Eva Crocker
- 2016 Kayla Czaga: For your safety please hold on.
- 2015 Kim Fu: For today I am a boy.
- 2013 Claire Battershill AND Jay Bahadur (tied)
- CAA Canadian Authors Fred Kerner Award
- 2017 Margo Wheaton (Halifax) for The unlit path behind the house
- 2016 Caroline Vu for Palawan story
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- CAA winners 2016
- CAA winners 2015
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