June 07, 2022
"The Terror That is Everywhere" Read an Excerpt from A Knife in the Sky, Marie-Célie Agnant's Story of Haiti’s Brutal Despot
Prize winning Haitian-Québécoise writer Marie-Célie Agnant is celebrated for her rich, complex, moving portraits of women living through colonial power structures. Elegant in its examinations of ...
April 06, 2022
The Writers' Trust Releases 2022 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Shortlist
Today the Writers' Trust of Canada announced the 2022 shortlist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, named in honour of the Liberal MP who passed away at 50 years old in 1998 after ...
January 25, 2022
"Love Rang Through Me Like a Bell" Read an Excerpt from Victoria Hetherington's Dystopian Triumph, Autonomy
In Victoria Hetherington's Autonomy (Dundurn, a Rare Machines Book), we meet Julian, who was born in a lab. His closest friend is Slaton, a therapist who's been accused of a crime in the post-privacy, ...
January 11, 2022
MP Charlie Angus Explores the Complex History of the Mining Town of Cobalt, Ontario as Global Demand for Cobalt Soars
If you have a smartphone, you use cobalt everyday. We may not give much thought to the chemical element represented by "Co" on the periodic table, but it has become one of the most important substances ...
November 24, 2021
The Munk School's Dan Breznitz Captures First Ever, $60,000 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy
We've got more literary prize news for you as this morning The Writers’ Trust of Canada today announced the winner for the inaugural Balsillie Prize for Public Policy.The brand new $60,000 literary ...
September 22, 2021
Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Goes to Ronald J. Deibert's Reset, Which Calls for a Better, Safer Version of the Internet
Political science professor Ronald J. Deibert has won the Writers' Trust's $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. He is the author of the 2020 Massey Lecture, a series published by House ...
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 ...
May 12, 2021
Now More Than Ever: Jamie Swift and Elaine Power Make the Case for a Universal Basic Income
A universal basic income isn't a new idea, and there are mountains of evidence to support its efficacy, including studies showing that individuals receiving basic incomes are able to contribute more to ...
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 ...
September 02, 2020
Combat Populism with an Excerpt from Jonathan Manthorpe's Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence
It's been hard to miss the rising tide of populism that has crept into democratic discourse in North American and Europe in the past decade. What to do about it and what it means are trickier challenges, ...