HUGE congratulations to Catherine Hernandez for big wins yesterday at the Canadian Screen Awards! Catherine Hernandez won Best Adapted Screenplay for the feature film adaptation of her novel, Scarborough, and the film won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Picture!

Congratulations, Catherine, on these wins and to the achievement that is Scarborough!

To see more, please visit Playback’s press release about the awards.

Catherine Hernandez is represented by Marilyn Biderman on the literary side and by Samantha Haywood on the film/TV side.

About Scarborough:

Scarborough explores the struggles, endurance, and resilience of this culturally diverse Toronto community through the lives of three kids growing up within a system that has set them up for failure. Filmed on location in the Kingston-Galloway/West Hill neighbourhood, Scarborough takes place over the course of a school year.

Catherine Hernandez is the author of the novel Scarborough, which won the 2015 Jim Wong-Chu Award; was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award, Toronto Book Award, the Evergreen Forest of Reading Award, and Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; and was longlisted for Canada Reads 2018. It made the “Best of 2017” list from The Globe and Mail, National Post, Quill and Quire, and CBC Books. Her plays The Femme Playlist / I Cannot Lie to the Stars That Made Me, Singkil, and Kilt Pins were published by Playwrights Canada Press, and her children’s book M is for Mustache: A Pride ABC Book was published by Flamingo Rampant. She is the Artistic Director of b current.