Winner of Borealis Prize

Joanna Lilley is the recipient of the 2021 Borealis Prize – The Commissioner of Yukon Award for Literary Contribution.

The jury's statement on Joanna's selection:

'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 hasalso producedfive 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 outstandingcontribution and exceptional commitment to the Yukon writing and publishing community. Congratulations Joanna.'

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