2012 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers Honour of Distinction


Mariko Tamaki

Jury citation 

Mariko Tamaki paints exquisite and highly perceptive portraits of life’s many collisions of identities and desires. In the heartbreakingly brilliant graphic novel Skim, Tamaki elevates teen angst to an epic tale of alienation and romance.

About the Author

Mariko Tamaki is a writer of books, comics, and plays. Her published work includes the graphic novel Skim (with Jillian Tamaki), which was nominated for the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award in the category of children’s literature. Tamaki’s upcoming work includes a young adult novel (you) set me on fire, to be published by Penguin Canada in September 2012; and the comic book Awago Beach Babies (with Jillian Tamaki), to be published by First Second in 2013.  




Woodcock Fund



Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing


September 19 for books published between June 20 and September 18, 2018


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


July 18 for books published between May 16 and Sept 30, 2018


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