2016 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers Honour of Distinction


Jia Quing Wilson-Yang 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize

jia qing wilson-yang

Jury Citation 

A concise jewel weaving in and out of time, jia qing wilson-yang’s Small Beauty is a gorgeous debut. Following the story of Mei, a mixed race transwoman of Chinese descent, the novel traces her troubled life from urban Ontario to the small town where much of her family has died. In lyrical prose, wilson-yang questions and meditates on racism and transphobia with searing humour and quiet, ethereal interiority.

About the Author

jia qing wilson-yang is a mixed race trans woman living in Toronto. Her debut novel, Small Beauty, was published by Metonymy Press this spring. Her writing has appeared in Room magazine and the anthology Letters Lived: Radical Reflections, Revolutionary Paths




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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