Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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For the past 27 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that appeared at our 28th festival on September 24, 2017  

OMDC Trillum Prize Presentation

2:35 PM - 3:15 PM

The Sweetest One

Winner of the 2017 Trillium Book Award

Cosmopolitan and curious seventeen-year-old Chrysler Wong suffers from a debilitating fear brought on by belief in a family curse. Three of her siblings have died after turning eighteen and venturing beyond the borders of their tiny rural Alberta town, and the fourth, her favourite, has recently left and is incommunicado. Is she destined to share their fate – or worse, doomed to live a circumscribed life?

  • Fiction

Melanie Mah

Melanie Mah was born in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, and currently resides in Toronto. The Sweetest One, her first novel, won the 2017 Trillium Book Award.