Winner of 2021 Fred Kerner Book Award for Endlings

Joanna Lilley's fifth book and third poetry collection Endlings has won the 2021 Fred Kerner Book Award, a Canadian Authors Association prize. 

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.'

Find out more about the Fred Kerner Book Award and the other finalists.