September 17, 2019
Writers' Trust Announces All-Woman Weston Prize for Nonfiction Shortlist
The biggest nonfiction prize of the year has announced its prestigious shortlist, and the women have spoken. The Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction awards $60,000 to one nonfiction book ...
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 ...
February 26, 2018
Tanya Talaga Awarded 2018 $25,000 RBC Taylor Prize
Today at a luncheon in Toronto's Omni King Edward Hotel, Tanya Talaga was awarded the $25,000 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction for her book, Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths ...
February 23, 2018
"True Stories are Always the Best Stories & They Can Be the Toughest to Write": The 2018 RBC Taylor Prize Finalists on Non-Fiction
On Monday, the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction will be presented to one of five shortlisted authors. This year's list is an eclectic one, making it tough to predict a winner in this strong crop ...
November 28, 2017
Tanya Talaga on the Title and Tragedy of Seven Fallen Feathers
The tragic story of 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack is a rightfully well known one now in Canada - how the young boy froze to death after running away from a residential school. What is less known is that ...
November 02, 2017
2017 Weston Prize Finalists on the Value of Non-Fiction: "Canada Needs to Know its Stories"
The jurors for this year's Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction (Susan Harada, Arno Kopecky, and Siobhan Roberts) have set themselves a very difficult task. This year's shortlist is ...