KYO MACLEAR WINS $20,000 TRILLIUM BOOK AWARD FOR BIRDS ART LIFE

Toronto author Kyo Maclear was named the winner of the $20,000 Trillium Book Award for her memoir Birds Art Life, published by McClelland and Stewart

Author and birder Kyo Maclear wins the Trillium Prize for her acclaimed book Birds Art Life. (J.P. MOCZULSKI / FOR THE TORONTO STAR)

Toronto author Kyo Maclear was named the winner of the $20,000 Trillium Book Award for her memoir Birds Art Life, published by McClelland and Stewart, at a gala event at the Toronto Reference Library on Thursday.

Fiction and nonfiction books by Ontario authors are eligible for the prize, and awards are handed out for both French and English books as well as for poetry, for a total of four winners.

The French Book Award goes to Toronto’s Aurélie Resch for Sous le soleil de midi (Éditions Prise de parole).

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