The Writers’ Trust of Canada announced yesterday, June 3, 2017 that Kai Cheng Thom was the winner of the 2017 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers.
Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performance artist, and psychotherapist. She has been widely published as an essayist and poet, and is currently a feature writer at Everyday Feminism. Thom is the author of the poetry collection A Place Called No Homeland (Arsenal Pulp Press) and the novel Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars (Metonymy Press), for which she was nominated for a Lamba Literary Award. She lives in Toronto.
The $4,000 Dayne Ogilvie Prize is presented annually to an emerging writer who belongs to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer community, and whose published work demonstrates great literary promise.
The winner was announced at a ceremony in Vancouver hosted by Leah Horlick, 2016 winner of the Dayne Ogilvie Prize.