A new $5,000 award has been established to honour the late author Grace Irwin. It will celebrate the best book published in 2009 by a Canadian author who writes from a Christian worldview. The Grace Irwin Award is Canada’s largest literary prize for writers who are Christian.
All shortlisted finalists in fiction and nonfiction book categories in The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards will contend for the Grace Irwin Award. A separate round of independent judging will determine the inaugural prizewinner, who will be announced on June 16, 2010 at a black-tie Awards Gala. Download news release here.