December 07, 2017
RBC Taylor Prize Longlist Announced
After a fiction-focused fall prize season, the focus is back on non-fiction with the announcement of the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize longlist.Notably, included on the list are two of the Weston Prize finalists ...
November 15, 2017
Writers' Trust Honours Chariandy, Maskalyk, Schoemperlen & Others at Packed Awards Event
It has become the biggest night in Canada literary prizes, with a staggering seven prizes presented, representing more than $260,000 in award money for Canadian writers in a single evening: the Writers' ...
November 01, 2017
Governor General's Literary Awards Winners Announced
The 2017 winners of the dignified elder statesmen of Canadian literary awards, the Governor General's, were announced on Wednesday. The awards were established in 1936 and serve to recognize writers ...
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 ...