October 21, 2020
The Writers' Trust Announces the Winners of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Awards, the Journey Prize, & the Dayne Ogilvie Prize
Today in an online broadcast, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced four prizewinners for its emerging writers awards: the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers (short fiction and poetry categories); ...
October 21, 2020
"It’s So Much Fuel to Write Forward" the Journey Prize Finalists on Story Origins, Joining the JP Ranks, & Writing Advice
Today is the day! At 2:00pm ET, the Writers' Trust of Canada will announce the winners of their emerging writers' prizes, including the Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. The prize ...
October 19, 2020
"It Means Going Back to Bronwen Wallace’s Work" RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Nominees on Writing, Genres, & Being Seen
The Writers' Trust's RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers is a closely-watched prize, with its knack for identifying interesting and innovative writers early in their careers. Founded by writer ...
October 15, 2020
Vine Awards for Jewish Literature Announce Shortlists in Four Literary Categories
Today the annual Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature announced their shortlists in four different genres of writing, with nominations for decorated writers such as David Bezmozgis, Ayelet Tsabari, ...
October 13, 2020
"Writing is One Way to Help to Build a More Livable World" A Conversation with the 2020 Dayne Ogilvie Prize Finalists
The Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers was established by Robin Pacific to honour a beloved friend. Ogilvie was a respected editor, writer, and literary manager and his death was devastating ...
October 07, 2020
Writers' Trust Names Five Finalists for $50,000 Fiction Award
This morning, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the five finalists for the 2020 Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.The $50,000 prizewinner will be announced on Wednesday, November 18 via a digital ...
October 05, 2020
Giller Shortlist Day: Past Winners Announce 5-Title List
In a live online announcement this morning, five past winners of the Scotiabank Giller Prize announced the 2020 shortlist for the prize.Two-time winner Esi Edugyan kicked things off, followed by Sean ...
October 01, 2020
Jonathan Poh wins 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize for His First Personal Essay, "Value Village"
This morning, CBC Books announced that Burnaby-based writer Jonathan Poh has won the 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize for his essay "Value Village". Poh is a writer, former magazine editor, and communications ...
September 30, 2020
Personal Stories Dominate the 2020 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction Shortlist
It's a deeply personal year on the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction shortlist. With today's announcement from the Writers’ Trust of Canada, we see evidence of a continuing shift in ...
September 25, 2020
"Generosity of Spirit" Hamish Cameron of University of Toronto Press wins Janice E. Handford Award for Canadian Publishing
Yesterday, Hamish Cameron was awarded the Janice E. Handford Award by the Ontario Book Publishers Organization (OBPO), Open Book's sister organization.The annual prize recognizes a person who has advanced ...