September 15, 2021
Indigenous Storytelling Shines on the Powerhouse 2021 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction Shortlist
This morning, the Writers' Trust of Canada announced the five 2021 finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the $60,000 award that has quickly come to be the defining nonfiction ...
September 08, 2021
Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announced, including Writer-in-Residence Angélique Lalonde's Debut Collection
It's a nerve-wracking and exciting morning for writers and publishers across the country as the Scotiabank Giller Prize announces their 2021 longlist. The 12-title list is a nod to the books that will ...
June 30, 2021
City of Toronto Announces Multi-Genre Toronto Book Award Longlist
Every year, the City of Toronto awards one book its top honour: the Toronto Book Award. Longtime residents may remember the plaques inset in the sidewalk near Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue that ...
June 24, 2021
Jillian Christmas Wins The Writers' Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award & Praise for Her "Deeply Necessary" Literary Voice
In a digital event last night, The Writers' Trust of Canada announced Jillian Christmas as 2021 winner of the $10,000 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers. The prize, a unique one in the ...
June 23, 2021
Canisia Lubrin & Valzhyna Mort Awarded 2021 Griffin Poetry Prizes
It is truly Canisia Lubrin's year. Her powerhouse poetry collection, The Dyzgraphxst (McClelland & Stewart Ltd.), has captured her yet another massive honour today: the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize.The $65,000 ...
June 14, 2021
"Bison, Teeth, Talking Trees, Screaming Purses" The 2021 Griffin Prize Poets Tell Us the Images That Recur in Their Work & Share Recommended Reads
Every year, the poetry world turns its attention to Canada, to discover the winners of the Griffin Prize, the biggest poetry award in the country and one of the leading awards in the genre worldwide. ...
June 02, 2021
Writers' Trust of Canada Announces Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Shortlist, Including Ronald Deibert's Massey Lecture
Today the Writers' Trust of Canada announced the five nominees for the 21st annual Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The prize rewards the finest book of political writing on any subject ...
June 01, 2021
Governor General's Literary Award Winners Announced, Including Another Win For Michelle Good
The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the winners of the 2020 Governor General's Literary Awards. Though delayed due to issues related to the pandemic, it was nevertheless an exciting announcement. Notably, ...
May 28, 2021
Michelle Good Wins Amazon Canada First Novel Award for Her Multi-Award Nominated Debut, Five Little Indians
Michelle Good's Five Little Indians (HarperCollins Canada) was undoubtedly one of the biggest books of 2020, snagging nominations for two of the largest fiction awards in the country: the Scotiabank ...
May 28, 2021
Jack Wang Awarded Writers' Union Danuta Gleed Literary Award for His Stunning Story Collection We Two Alone
Jack Wang's debut story collection We Two Alone (House of Anansi Press) made waves as soon as it was published, with Wang widely praised for his authentic, gripping, and finely rendered depictions of ...