About the Award

The Matt Cohen Award recognizes a lifetime of distinguished work by a Canadian writer working in poetry or prose in either French or English. The prize was established in celebration of the life of Matt Cohen, a founding member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, and is generously sponsored by Marla and David Lehberg.

2017 Winner

Diane
Schoemperlen

Selection Committee Citation

Author Page

Selected Works

About Matt Cohen

“Winning the Matt Cohen Award is a really significant and profoundly touching life-changing honour, and I thank you incredibly much.”