Past Winners and Finalists

2022 Winner

Reva, Maria
Good Citizens Need Not Fear
Knopf Canada, 2020


Luciuk, Kassandra, Illustrated by Nicole Marie Burton
Enemy Alien: A True Story of Life Behind Barbed Wire
Between the Lines, 2020

Schellenberg, Angeline
Fields of Light and Stone
University of Alberta Press, 2020

2020 Winner

Rosnau, Laisha
Our Familiar Hunger
Nightwood Editions, 2019.


Demchuk, David
The Bone Mother
ChiZine Publications, 2017.

Paskievich, John
The North End Revisited
University of Manitoba Press, 2017.

Semchuk , Sandra
The Stories Were Not Told: Canada’s First World War Internment Camps
University of Alberta Press, 2019.

Leslie, Alex
We All Need to Eat
Book*hug Press, 2018.

2018 Winner

Grekul, Lisa and Ledohowski, Lindy (Editors)
Unbound: Ukrainian Canadians Writing Home.
University of Toronto Press, 2016.


Kordan, Bohdan S.
No Free Man: Canada, the Great War and the Enemy Alien Experience.
McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016.

Khanenko-Friesen, Natalia
Ukrainian Otherlands: Diaspora, Homeland, and Folk Imagination in the Twentieth Century.
University of Wisconsin Press, 2015.

Moure, Erin
House of Anansi Press, 2015.

Risen, Alexandra
Unearthed: Love, Acceptance, and Other Lessons from an Abandoned Garden (a memoir).
Viking, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Ltd., 2016.

2016 Winner

Mierau, Maurice
Detachment: An Adoption Memoir.
Freehand Books; Calgary, Alberta, 2014.


Buday, Grant
The Delusionist.
Anvil Press; Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2014.

Martynowych, Orest
The Showman and the Ukrainian Cause: Folk Dance, Film and the Life of Vasile Avramenko.
University of Manitoba Press; Winnipeg, MB, 2014.

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk  
Underground Soldier.
Scholastic Canada Ltd., Toronto, 2014.

Zembrzycki, Stacey   
According to Baba: A collaborative Oral History of Sudbury’s Ukrainian Community.
University of British Columbia Press; Vancouver, BC, 2014.

2014 Winner

Flacks, Diane
Tarasiuk, Andrey
Goy, Luba
Luba, Simply Luba.
Scirocco Drama, J. Shillingford Publishing Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2013.


Moure, Erin
The Unmemntioable.
House of Anansi, Toronto, Ontario, 2012.

Mucz, Michael          
Baba’s Kitchen Memories.
University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Alberta, 2012.

Sapergia, Barbara     
Blood and Salt.
Coteau Books, Regina, Saskatchewan, 2012.

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk  
Making Bombs For Hitler.
Scholastic Canada Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, 2012.

2012 Winner

Mitchell, Shandi
Under This Unbroken Sky.
Brick Books, 2008.


Andrusyshyn, Larissa
DC Books, Montreal, Quebec, 2010.

Kostash, Myrna
Prodigal Daughter: A Journey to Byzantium.
University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Alberta, 2010.

Shkandrij, Myroslav 
Jews in Ukrainian Literature: Representation and Identity.
Yale University Press, London, 2009.

Tregebov, Rhea         
The Knife Sharpener’s Bell.
Coteau Books, Regina, Saskatchewan, 2009.

2010 Winner

Maggs, Randall
Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems.
Brick Books, 2008.


Bachinsky, Elizabeth
God of Missed Connections.
Nightwood Editions; Gibsons, British Columbia, 2009.

Laverdure, Paul
Redemption and Ritual; the Eastern-Rite Redemptorists of North America, 1906-2006.
Redeemer’s Voice Press, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, 2007.

Pura, Murray Andrew
Windhover Marsh; Toronto, Ontario, 2008.

2008 Winner

Kulyk Keefer, Janice
The Ladies’ Lending Library.
Harper Collins, 2007.


Bociurkiw, Marusya
Comfort Food for Break-ups: The Memoir of a Hungry Girl.
Arsenal Pulp Press. Vancouver, 2007.

Fodchuk, Roman Paul
Zhorna: Material Culture of the Ukrainian Pioneers.
University of Calgary Press, 2006.

Grekul, Lisa
Leaving Shadows: Literature in English by Canada’s Ukrainians.
University of Alberta Press, 2005.

2006 Winner


Laura Langston for Lesia’s Dream.
Harper Collins, 2003.

Danny Schur for
Strike: The Musical.


Grekul, Lisa
Kalyna’s Song.
Coteau Books, 2003.

Warwaruk, Larry
Andrei and the Snow Walker.
Coteau Books, 2002.