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 ...
March 16, 2022
The Writers' Trust Announces Mentorships for Three Promising, Emerging Writers
Today is a day that may come up in future interviews and acceptances speeches for Megan Elizabeth Morrison, Raksha Vasudevan, and Shō Yamagushiku, the three emerging writers who have been awarded this ...
February 23, 2022
The Writers' Trust Announces their 2022 Rising Stars, including Trillium Book Award Winner Téa Mutonji
This afternoon, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced their five 2022 Rising Stars. Each year the programme, which has run since 2019, invites five acclaimed Canadian writers to select, endorse, and ...
January 13, 2022
The Writers' Trust Amplified Voices Programme Offers Support & Promotion for BIPOC Authors Impacted by the Pandemic
Picture it: You've worked for years on a book, pouring your heart and soul into every sentence and idea, and you even managed to find a publisher. It's supposed to be a dream come true, and often involves ...
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 ...
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 ...
October 27, 2021
The 2021 Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Finalists Each Share Their Favourite Part of the Writing Process
It's book prize season in Canada and for fiction lovers, one of the most exciting prizes has just gotten a fresh reboot. The Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize has gotten a new lease on its venerable ...
September 29, 2021
Inaugural Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Shortlist Announced
The recently renamed and significantly enriched Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize (formerly the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize) has announced its first official shortlist with five heavy-hitter ...
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 ...