Grand Prix du livre de Montréal
Nature of the award
The Grand Prix du livre de Montréal promotes excellence in creative writing and the vitality of Montréal’s publishing industry. It raises the population’s awareness of Québec literature by honouring a recently published work whose craftsmanship and originality are exceptional.
A $15,000 bursary is presented by Ville de Montréal to the author or co-authors of a work written in French or English (with the exception of re-releases and translations) for its outstanding craftsmanship and original contribution.
Any work written in French or English and published for the first time between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017 by an author or publisher based within the city limits is eligible.
Note: Works by authors or immediate family members who sit on the panel of judges or award secretariat are not eligible.
Works must be entered on behalf of the author by the publisher using the application form. Seven copies of each work must be submitted, along with the application form, to the address mentioned in the application form.
The application form is available in the French web page only.
Panel of judges and method of evaluation
The panel of judges is made up of individuals representing the various sectors of the publishing industry, Montréal’s two major linguistic communities and the leading contemporary literary and intellectual trends.
Members meet at their convenience. The panel is chaired by a personality from the cultural community who is named for a three-year term by the City and who does not have any voting right.
The awarding process occurs in three stages:
- Selection of five finalists
- Selection of the winning work
Each work entered into the competition is read by at least two of the five judges who evaluate the work. Each pre-selected work is read and evaluated by all members of the panel.
Call for applications
Deadlines for submission of the works are:
- April 12, 2017 for works published between September 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017
- August 31, 2017 for works published between March 1 and August 31, 2017
Date of presentation of the award