October 05, 2017
"Our Culture Depends on our Literature" - Governor General's Literary Award Shortlists Released
Canada Council Director and CEO Simon Brault had strong and encouraging words for writers and publishers in Canada upon the release of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award shortlists yesterday, ...
October 03, 2017
Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature Honours Behrens, Friedman, Libicki, Watts, & Shoemaker
Following a successful re-launch in 2016, the Vine Awards for Jewish Literature honoured four Canadian writers on October 3rd at the Park Hyatt in Toronto. Each of the four winning authors at the luncheon ...
October 02, 2017
Giller Prize List Narrows to Five Titles
The Scotiabank Giller Prize announced their 2017 shortlist this morning in Toronto, narrowing the field from the 12-title longlist to just five titles. The winner of the $100,000 fiction prize will ...
September 27, 2017
Writers' Trust releases 2017 Rogers Fiction Prize shortlist for Newly Doubled Prize Purse
Part of the three crown jewels of Canadian fiction prizes, along with the Giller Prize and Governor General's Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize is one of the most prestigious awards ...
September 20, 2017
2017 Weston Prize shortlist announced: 5 Books vie for $60,000
We are officially into the swing of literary prize season, with the Giller Prize longlist announced earlier this week, the Governor General's Literary Awards announcement around the corner (October 4), ...
September 18, 2017
Giller Prize announces 12 title longlist, including books from 5 independent presses
The Scotiabank Giller Prize, the $100,000 behemoth fiction prize that honours the finest in Canadian prose each year, has announced its 2017 12-title longlist, which includes five books published by independent ...
September 13, 2017
2017 Journey Prize Shortlist Released: Bala, Kemick, and Naponse Tapped for Top Short Fiction Prize
The Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize has an almost uncanny track record of singling out emerging writers who will go on to become the heavy hitters of CanLit. This year, the three ...
September 13, 2017
2018 Kobzar Literary Award shortlist celebrates Ukrainian-Canadian Stories
The Shevchenko Foundation has announced the shortlist for the biennial $25,000 Kobzar Literary Award, which celebrates Ukrainian-Canadian writers and writing. The winner will be announced in March 2018 ...
August 17, 2017
The Vine Awards for Jewish Literature Shortlists Announced, feat. Botha, Behrens, & More!
From Mordecai Richler to David Bezmozgis and countless writers in between (and upcoming), Canadian literature has benefited from the rich voices of Jewish writers since its inception.To honour that legacy ...
July 13, 2017
The Writers' Trust of Canada Announces the 2017 Journey Prize Shortlist
Today the Writers’ Trust of Canada and McClelland & Stewart shared the longlist for the 2017 Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize for best short story by an emerging ...