Introducing the Host for the 46th Annual National Magazine Awards Gala

The National Media Awards Foundation is delighted to announce that Liz Harmer will host the 46th annual National Magazine Awards ceremony.

Liz Harmer is an essayist, novelist, and poet whose work has been published widely, in places like The Walrus, Image Journal, the Globe and Mail, the Malahat Review, the New Quarterly, PRISM, Lit Hub, Best Canadian Stories, and elsewhere. She’s been nominated four times for National Magazine Awards, and won gold for Personal Journalism in 2014. Her first novel, The Amateurs, a speculative novel of technological rapture, was released with Knopf in 2018. After receiving starred reviews with Publisher’s Weekly and the Quill and Quire, The Amateurs was a finalist for the Amazon First Novel Award. Harmer’s second novel, Strange Loops, was released with Knopf in 2023. She writes about love, madness, motherhood, and religion, and is at work on a memoir and a new novel. 

The nominees for the 46th National Magazine Awards were announced on May 2, 2023.

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Awards Gala on June 2, 2023, will return as an in-person event at Arcadian Court in Toronto. Additionally, a virtual option will be provided for those who cannot attend in person.