February 17, 2021
Writers' Trust Announces Major New Prize for Public Policy Books Sponsored by Former Blackberry CEO
Today the Writers' Trust of Canada, the premiere organization for literary awards in the country, announced a major new award in the form of The Balsillie Prize for Public Policy. The $60,000 award ...
December 02, 2020
Writers' Trust Announces $100,000 of Career Literary Prizes, including Matt Cohen Award for CanLit Icon Dennis Lee
Rounding out a spectacular prize season, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced today the winners of their four final literary awards of the year.The four $25,000 prizes spotlight exceptional literary ...
November 18, 2020
Writers' Trust Books of the Year: Gil Adamson Wins Writers' Trust Fiction Prize & Jessica J. Lee Wins Weston Prize
This afternoon, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the winners of both the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction and The Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Two of the biggest book awards ...
November 09, 2020
"I Had No Choice But to Write It" The 2020 Weston Prize Finalists on the Power & Pleasure of Nonfiction
As creative nonfiction continues to evolve as a genre and authors find themselves sharing more of their own personal stories as well as traditional research and analysis, we see nonfiction growing to ...
November 04, 2020
"There are Moments of Grace and Joy" The 2020 Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Finalists on What They Love About Writing Fiction
The Writers' Trust Fiction Prize (formerly the Writers' Trust Rogers Fiction Prize) is one of the biggest literary awards in the country, with a $50,000 prize purse and a history of highlighting some ...
October 21, 2020
The Writers' Trust Announces the Winners of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Awards, the Journey Prize, & the Dayne Ogilvie Prize
Today in an online broadcast, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced four prizewinners for its emerging writers awards: the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers (short fiction and poetry categories); ...
October 21, 2020
"It’s So Much Fuel to Write Forward" the Journey Prize Finalists on Story Origins, Joining the JP Ranks, & Writing Advice
Today is the day! At 2:00pm ET, the Writers' Trust of Canada will announce the winners of their emerging writers' prizes, including the Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. The prize ...
October 19, 2020
"It Means Going Back to Bronwen Wallace’s Work" RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Nominees on Writing, Genres, & Being Seen
The Writers' Trust's RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers is a closely-watched prize, with its knack for identifying interesting and innovative writers early in their careers. Founded by writer ...
October 13, 2020
"Writing is One Way to Help to Build a More Livable World" A Conversation with the 2020 Dayne Ogilvie Prize Finalists
The Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers was established by Robin Pacific to honour a beloved friend. Ogilvie was a respected editor, writer, and literary manager and his death was devastating ...
October 07, 2020
Writers' Trust Names Five Finalists for $50,000 Fiction Award
This morning, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the five finalists for the 2020 Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.The $50,000 prizewinner will be announced on Wednesday, November 18 via a digital ...