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Congratulations to Sage Hill alumna Joanna Lilley
on being selected for the following two awards!

Winner of the Borealis Prize: The Commissioner of Yukon Award for Literary Contribution

Statement from the jury on the selection of Joanna Lilley:

“The 2021 Borealis Prize jury, for the Commissioner of Yukon Award for Literary Contribution, has selected writer and community builder Joanna Lilley. Joanna is a fierce advocate of Yukon writers and the writing community in general. She has been connecting with Yukon’s community of writers and promoting their work tirelessly since 2006. During this time, Joanna has also produced five professionally published books, including three poetry collections, a short story collection, and a novel. Joanna has invested deeply in the Yukon writing community and contributed significantly for 15 years to help forge a Yukon literary scene that is vibrant, creative and diverse. The jury is honoured to recognize Joanna Lilley’s outstanding contribution and exceptional commitment to the Yukon writing and publishing community. Congratulations Joanna.”
Joanna Lilley’s fifth book and third poetry collection, Endlings, was published by Turnstone Press in 2020 and won the Fred Kerner Book Award. Joanna is also the author of a novel, Worry Stones (Ronsdale Press), which was longlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award, and a short story collection, The Birthday Books (Hagios Press). Joanna’s other poetry collections are If There Were Roads (Turnstone Press), and The Fleece Era (Brick Books) which was nominated for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry. Joanna has an MLitt degree in creative writing from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde and is a Humber School for Writers graduate. 


Born in the south of England, Joanna lived in Wales and Scotland before moving to Canada and has given reading and workshops as far afield as Alaska and Iceland. She now lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, where she’s on the board of Yukon Words and is very grateful to reside on the Traditional Territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.

Winner of the 2021 Fred Kerner Book Award

Joanna Lilley, Whitehorse, YT  
Endlings (Turnstone Press)

Judges’ Comments:

In Endlings, Joanna Lilley’s rich collection of lyrical and devastating poems, voice is given to the final moments of animal extinction. This book-length elegy to the planet’s lost species explores the ruinous impact humanity has had on the natural world while still managing to create wonder and hope.

This beautifully crafted collection of poetry is a remarkable yet sad tribute to all the species and sub-species we have lost. Joanna Lilley has sent us a new wake-up call – a cri de coeur that she calls Endlings.

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