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  KOBZAR™ The Kobzar Literary Award - Shevchenko Foundation


Honorary Patrons

The Right Honourable
Adrienne Clarkson
The Honourable Senator
Raynell Andreychuk
Joy Kogawa
Nino Ricci


Advisors during Phase One:

Nik Burton
Coteau Books

Kitty Lewis
Brick Books

Jack Rabinovitch
Scotia Giller Prize

Antanas Sileika
Humber College School for Writers

Geoffrey Taylor
Harbourfront International Authors Festival

Nora Taylor
Charles Taylor Prize for Non Fiction
    Shortlisted Books & Publishers

In alphabetical order by author.

2018
Grekul, Lisa
Ledohowski, Linda
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, Natalie Ukrainian Otherlands: Diaspora, Homeland, and Folk Imagination in the Twentieth Century. University of Wisconsin Press, 2015
Moure, Erin Kapusta. 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
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
Mierau, Maurice Detachment: An Adoption Memoir. Freehand Books; Calgary, Alberta, 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
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
Andrusyshyn, Larissa Mammoth. DC Books, Montreal, Quebec, 2010.
Kostash, Myrna Prodigal Daughter: A Journey to Byzantium. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Alberta, 2010.
Mitchell, Shandi Under This Unbroken Sky. Penguin Group Canada, Toronto, Ontario, 2009.
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
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.
Maggs, Randall Night Work: the Sawchuk Poems. Brick Books, London Ontario, 2008.
Pura, Murray Andrew Zo. Windhover Marsh; Toronto, Ontario, 2008.

2008
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.
Kulyk-Keefer, Janice The Ladies’ Lending Library. Harper Collins, 2007.

2006
Grekul, Lisa Kalyna's Song. Coteau Books, 2003.
Langston, Laura Lesia's Dream. HarperCollins, 2003.
Schur, Danny Strike! - The Musical. Script by Danny Schur and Rick Chafe. Lyrics and music by Danny Schur.
Warwaruk, Larry Andrei and the Snow Walker. Coteau Books, 2002.

    Key Dates
January 31, 2019
Deadline for submissions for awarding in March 2020

What's New
Kobzar Literary
Award Night

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Palais Royal, Lakeshore Blvd.
Toronto ON

For tickets call: 416-233-9700

2017 Humber Writer's
Scholarship Recipients

Kobzar Writers' Scholarships awarded at Humber College



Ann Cavlovic with
David Bezmozgis

Photo Credit: Marc Lappano



Lesia Chytra with
Dr. Christine Turkewych

Photo Credit: Marc Lappano

Bello at Young
People's Theatre

Bello, for ages 6-9, is based on the Mennonite Ukraine of the 1920s, and will be performed at Young People's Theatre (YPT) in Toronto from
October 10-20, 2017.

A special discount is available
on October 14, as part of
First Saturday Savings -
all tickets are just $15!

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