Award for Biography
CAA Birks Family Foundation
The CAA Awards for Adult Literature
The CAA administers several awards for full-length English-language literature for adults by authors who are Canadians or landed immigrants “honouring writing that achieves excellence without sacrificing popular appeal.”
For more information about the CAA Awards for Adult Literature, please see the History of the CAA Writing Awards page.
CAA Birks Family Foundation Award for Biography
About the Award
CAA Birks Family Foundation Award for Biography is for a biographical work (may be autobiographical) about a Canadian, written by a Canadian.
This award was made possible through the generosity of the Birks Family Foundation from 1998 to 2003, after which funding was withdrawn.
This Award Requires Funding
This award has been withdrawn. If you would like to sponsor this award, please see the information on our CAA Awards Funding page.
All entries must have been first published in the year prior to the award. Publication may have taken place outside Canada. Winners will receive $2,500 and a silver medal. Previous winners are not eligible for awards they have won, but may be entered in the other categories. Reprints, translations and posthumous entries are not eligible.
CAA Birks Family Foundation Award Winners
- 1998 Charlotte Gray | Mrs. King
- 1999 Leslie Yeo | A Thousand and One First Nights
- 2000 Roy MacGregor | A Life in the Bush: Lessons from my Father
- 2001 Anna Porter | The Storyteller
- 2002 Julian Sher | Until You are Dead: Steven Truscott's Long Ride into History
- 2003 Janet Lunn | Maud's House of Dreams
- 2004 This award has been withdrawn.
Updated: October 16, 2005