November 29, 2023
Anthropologist David R. Samson Wins $60,000 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy
Fresh off awarding more than $300,000 in awards just last week, the Writers' Trust announced today more exciting prize news, with the third annual presentation of the Balsillie Prize for Public Policy.This ...
November 22, 2023
The Writers' Trust Awards Over $300,000 in an Emotional Prize Ceremony, with More Good News for Anuja Varghese
Last night at CBC's Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, publishers, writers, and industry professionals gathered for one of the most impactful nights in the Canadian literary calendar: the Writers' Trust Awards, ...
October 04, 2023
Michelle Good Amongst Finalists for the $60,000 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy
Today the Writers' Trust of Canada revealed the five-book shortlist for the Balsillie Prize for Public Policy, one of their newest awards, which recognizes comprehensive and thoroughly researched nonfiction ...
September 27, 2023
5 Authors Nominated for the $60,000 Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
This morning the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the five finalists for the 2023 Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. The $60,000 award is one of my country's most prestigious, annually ...
September 20, 2023
Emily Urquhart and John Vaillant Amongst 2023 Finalists for Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
This morning, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced five finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the biggest nonfiction literary award in Canada. The prize has become ...
September 13, 2023
Writers' Trust Announces the 2023 Finalists for Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers
The Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers is unique in the landscape of Canadian literary prizes: It is presented annually to an emerging writer who identifies as (but is not limited to) lesbian, ...
April 05, 2023
Poetry Month Starts Strong with a Massive Increase for the Newly Renamed Latner Griffin Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize
A surprise announcement from the Writers' Trust of Canada today contained some good news for Canadian poets, just in time for National Poetry Month: The former Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize, awarded ...
March 22, 2023
Writers' Trust Announces New $75,000 Weston International Award for Nonfiction
It's a busy time for Canadian literary prize news, following last week's announcement of the newly-merged Griffin Poetry Prize longlist and with next week seeing the always-eventful CBC Canada Reads debates. ...
January 30, 2023
3 Writers Named as 2023 Residents at Writers' Trust Berton House Retreat in Dawson City, Yukon
Writing retreats are always a sought after space for authors, providing focus, isolation, time, and motivation. Canada boasts a number of well-known retreats, including the Banff Centre for Creativity, ...
November 03, 2022
The Writers' Trust Honours Seven Writers with $270,000 in Prizes, Including Debut Authors francesca ekwuyasi & Nicholas Herring
Yesterday evening in Toronto, the Writers' Trust of Canada hosted publishers, writers, industry professionals, and book lovers to celebrate the best writing in Canada published in the past year. The charity ...