Edmonton Journal

Vassanji wins Council prize


OTTAWA — Renowned Toronto-based writer M.G. Vassanji has won a $50,000 Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize.

The two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize winner is one of two recipients of this year’s prize, which is awarded annually to one person in the arts and one in the social sciences and humanities.

The other winner was Ottawa University’s Prof. Constance Backhouse.

They were among several winners of summer prizes from the Council.

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