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 ...
September 28, 2022
Shortlist Announced for Second Annual Balsillie Prize for Public Policy
Now in its second year, the Balsillie Prize for Public Policy at the Writers' Trust of Canada has announced its 2022 shortlist. The nominated books tackle big subjects, ranging from tech to policing ...
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 ...
September 14, 2022
The Writers' Trust Announces an All-Indie Press Shortlist for the Atwood Gibson Fiction Prize
We're well and truly into the literary season now, with the Writers’ Trust of Canada today announcing the second of the major fiction prize lists of the year (following the Giller Prize's longlist announcement ...
August 24, 2022
Writers' Trust Announces 2022 Dayne Ogilvie Nominees
Today the Writers' Trust of Canada announced the three finalists for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers, one of the only literary awards in the country dedicated to celebrating queer ...
June 03, 2022
Patrick James Errington and Teya Hollier Join the Ranks of RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers Winners
Last night, at an event hosted at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music, 18 emerging writers were honoured as the Writers' Trust of Canada welcomed all the nominees for the 2020, 2021, and 2022 editions ...
May 04, 2022
Writers' Trust Announces Fiction & Poetry Shortlists for 2022 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award
This morning the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced six finalists for the prestigious RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, with three nominated for the poetry award and three for the short ...
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 ...