November 08, 2018
Writers' Trust Honours Hay, Bhat, Page & Others with More Than $260,000 in Literary Prizes
Last night in Toronto, the Glenn Gould Studio at CBC was packed full of writers, readers, and members of the Canadian literary community, all waiting on tenterhooks to hear the names of writers whose ...
November 07, 2018
"We Hunger for the Real" The 2018 Weston Prize Finalists on the Power of Non-Fiction
The Writers' Trust of Canada has been going from strength to strength in recent years, with their prizes and programs increasing in impact and profile every year (the 2018 Writers' Trust Awards ceremony, ...
October 30, 2018
Independent Publishers Win Big at the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards
It was a great year for independent presses at the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards. The seven English language awards (along with their French counterparts) were announced yesterday, with six ...
October 12, 2018
Writing the Truth: the 2018 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature
The Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature are a unique set of book prizes; not only do they reward excellence in writing by Jewish authors, they also reward non-Jewish writers who cover Jewish themes ...
October 03, 2018
Governor General's Literary Award Lists Released, Including a Hat Trick for Rawi Hage
"Innovative, troubling, surprising and emotional" -- that dynamic list of qualities is how Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, described the 2018 Governor General's Literary ...
October 01, 2018
Shortlist for 25th Giller Prize Announced: DeWitt, Dupont, Edugyan, Heti, & Lim
This morning in Toronto, publishers, media, and writers gathered for the announcement of the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist. 2017 winner Michael Redhill was in attendance, as well as Toronto ...
September 26, 2018
Writers' Trust Announces Rogers Fiction Prize Shortlist including Rawi Hage's Fourth Rogers Nomination
This morning, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the finalists for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, recognizing authors of this year’s best novel or short story collection. Each finalist ...
September 20, 2018
The Vine Awards for Jewish Literature Announces 2018 Shortlists
Today the Koffler Centre of the Arts announced the shortlists for the 2018 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature. The jury, made up of writers Beverley Chalmers, Joseph Kertes, and Lee Maracle, ...
September 19, 2018
Hilary Weston Prize for Nonfiction Releases Memoir-Rich Shortlist
This morning the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the five finalists for the 2018 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the country's biggest and arguably most influential non-fiction ...
September 18, 2018
Nova Scotia's Sandra Murdock Wins CBC Non-fiction Prize with Her "Treasure" of a Story
Sandra Murdock, of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia has won the CBC Nonfiction grand prize for her piece, Easy Family Dinners. Murdock beat out more than 2000 other English language submissions from across the ...