Freedom To Read Award

The Writers' Union of Canada presents its Freedom to Read Award each year as part of the celebration of Freedom to Read Week across Canada, which begins on February 26 every year.

Previous winners have included Quebec writer Charles Montpetit for his tireless work to help preserve the freedom to read and write in this country; Janine Fuller of Little Sisters bookstore in Vancouver for her ongoing challenges to Canada's ability to ban books at the border; and Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby for his many years of working to fight censorship.

2016 Freedom to Read Award Winner

Mohamed Fahmy

Previous Winners

2015 Ron Brown
2014 Eric Marshall and Chris Turner
2013 Patsy Aldana
2012 Lawrence Hill
2011 John Raulston Saul
2010 Alan Borovoy
2009 Nancy Fleming
2008 Derek Finkle
2007 Evie Freedman
2006 Charles Montpetit
2005 Wendy Lill
2004 Peter Carver
2003 Clayton C. Ruby
2002 Janine Fuller
1999 Senator Lorna Milne