2013 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers Winner


Gatchalian, C.E

C.E. Gatchalian

Jury citation 

C.E. Gatchalian’s multifarious voice has emerged in many places. As a playwright, poet, cultural curator, and mentor, Gatchalian is reaching ever-growing audiences across Canada, not only broadening the creative dialogue on queer identity, but also championing intricate portraits of race, survivorship, and sexuality. Being both candid and complex requires assiduity on the part of the author. His newest play, Falling in Time, is an unflinching look at war, masculinity, migration, intimacy, and love.

About the Author

Born, raised, and based in Vancouver, Filipino-Canadian author C. E. Gatchalian writes drama, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His plays, which include Broken, Crossing, Claire, and Motifs & Repetitions, have appeared on radio and television and on national and international stages. A recipient of numerous grants from the Canada Council and the BC Arts Council, he has been Playwright-in-Residence at the Vancouver Playhouse and the Firehall Arts Centre, and Writer-in-Residence at the Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon. Recent work includes his play for young audiences, People Like Vince, which toured BC, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. His latest play, Falling in Time, premiered in Vancouver in 2011, was published by Scirocco Drama/J Gordon Shillingford in 2012, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. He is currently Artistic Producer of the Frank Theatre Company.




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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