March 04, 2019
Kate Harris wins $30,000 RBC Taylor Prize for Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road
This afternoon, Kate Harris spoke about the "glory and pain" of both the bike trip that inspired her memoir Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road (Knopf Canada) and of the writing process ...
February 26, 2019
"I Write to Be Lifted into Life’s Largest Possibilities" The 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Finalists on Nonfiction
This Monday, March 4, will see writers, publishers, and nonfiction lovers gathered in Toronto's historic King Edward Hotel to find out the 2019 winner of the $25,000 RBC Taylor Prize for Nonfiction. ...
January 10, 2019
CBC Canada Reads Announces Eclectic Longlist for Canada's Most Moving Book
CBC Books has announced the Canada Reads longlist and the 2019 competition's theme: "One book to move you".The 15-title list includes fiction and nonfiction, new titles and older ones, from authors across ...
January 09, 2019
Memoirs Make Strong Showing on the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Shortlist
This morning, jurors Camilla Gibb and Roy MacGregor announced the five finalists for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize for Nonfiction, one of the most influential literary prizes in the country. A third juror, ...
December 05, 2018
RBC Taylor Prize Reveals 10 Title 2019 Longlist
Earlier today, the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize jurors, Camilla Gibb, Roy MacGregor, and Beverley McLachlin, announced the longlist for the eighteenth edition of the venerable non-fiction prize. They jury ...
December 01, 2018
Cherie Dimaline's Blockbuster YA Novel The Marrow Thieves wins CODE Burt Award
Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves (Dancing Cat Books) has gained the author both devoted readers and a huge breadth of awards since its publication in 2017.The newest prize added to Dimaline's ...
November 20, 2018
Esi Edugyen Wins Second Giller Prize in Another Powerhouse Year for the Canadian Author
Last night in Toronto, Esi Edugyan won her second Scotiabank Giller Prize for her acclaimed novel Washington Black (Patrick Crean Editions). It is her third novel, following her first, The Second Life ...
November 14, 2018
Vancouver's Natalie Lim Wins CBC Poetry Prize for Her First Published Work
Winning the CBC Poetry Prize is a huge feat for any Canadian poet, but 2018 winner Natalie Lim has added an extra layer of impressiveness to her achievement: her winning poem, "Arrhythmia", is her first-ever ...
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, ...