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. ...
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 ...
September 21, 2022
Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction Shortlist Combines Urgent Social Issues with Powerful Personal Storytelling
This morning, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the five finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, with an interesting mix of subject matter, publishers, and literary ...
November 03, 2021
Tomson Highway & Katherena Vermette Win Big on Formidable List of 2021 Writers' Trust Award Winners
This afternoon, the Writers' Trust of Canada announced the winners of six major literary awards, totalling an incredible $330,000 in prize money going to Canadian writers. JJ Lee hosted the livestream, ...
November 02, 2021
"It Was Time to Say It" The 2021 Weston Prize Finalists on Why and How They Wrote Their Acclaimed Books
Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 3, the Writers' Trust Awards will take place via livestream, with six of Canada's biggest and most prestigious literary awards announced. One of the most hotly anticipated ...
September 15, 2021
Indigenous Storytelling Shines on the Powerhouse 2021 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction Shortlist
This morning, the Writers' Trust of Canada announced the five 2021 finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the $60,000 award that has quickly come to be the defining nonfiction ...
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 ...
September 30, 2020
Personal Stories Dominate the 2020 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction Shortlist
It's a deeply personal year on the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction shortlist. With today's announcement from the Writers’ Trust of Canada, we see evidence of a continuing shift in ...
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 ...