Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Souvankham Thammavongsa wins Trillium and CBC Bookie Award

Lao literature marked a major milestone this year. Lao Canadian writer Souvankham Thammavongsa’s book Light won the CBC Bookie Award for Best Book of Canadian Poetry.

Souvankham Thammavongsa was born in Nong Khai, Thailand, in 1978. Now a resident of Ontario, her third poetry collection, Light, was launched in Toronto on September 12th, ten years after the launch of her first book Small Arguments, also by Pedlar Press.

The New Quarterly readers named her Best Beloved Canadian Poet and she recently won the Trillium Award for her writing.

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