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, ...
November 02, 2018
Black Tie Books: Guest Authors for the 2018 Writers' Trust Gala on Dressing Up, Books, and Space Suits
There's a reason the Writers' Trust Gala has been a highlight of the literary calendar for so long: not only is it a chance for writers to shed their writing-at-home soft pants and crumpled teaching ...
September 26, 2018
Writers' Trust Announces Rogers Fiction Prize Shortlist including Rawi Hage's Fourth Rogers Nomination
This morning, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the finalists for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, recognizing authors of this year’s best novel or short story collection. Each finalist ...
September 19, 2018
Hilary Weston Prize for Nonfiction Releases Memoir-Rich Shortlist
This morning the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the five finalists for the 2018 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the country's biggest and arguably most influential non-fiction ...
September 12, 2018
Writers' Trust announces Shortlist for 30th Anniversary Journey Prize
The Writers' Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize is one of the most unique literary prizes in Canada, drawing on submissions from journals and magazines to discover the best short story published ...
June 19, 2018
Ben Ladouceur Wins 2018 Writers' Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award for LGBTQ Emerging Writers!
We could not be more excited to announce that Ben Ladouceur is the winner of the 2018 Writers' Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award for LGBTQ Emerging Writers.Ben is the author of the acclaimed poetry collection Otter (Coach ...
May 23, 2018
Talking Short Fiction with the 2018 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Finalists
There is short list of literary awards in Canada that serve as reliable prognosticators of future CanLit heavy hitters. One of them is the $10,000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, awarded to fiction and poetry ...
May 17, 2018
Writers' Trust Announces Finalists for 2018 Dayne Ogilvie Prize LGBTQ Emerging Writers Award
Today the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the three finalists for the 2018 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. The $4,000 prize is presented annually to an emerging writer from the lesbian, ...
May 10, 2018
Tanya Talaga Adds Writers' Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing to Her Honours
Last night in Ottawa, politicians, writers, and diplomats gathered at the Fairmont Château Laurier for one of the year's glitzy's and most-coveted social events: Politics & the Pen. A fundraiser ...