Writers’ Trust announces finalists for 2015 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

January 27, 2015 – Toronto – The Writers’ Trust of Canada has named the five finalists for the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The winner will be announced in Ottawa on March 11, 2015, at the Politics and the Pen Gala. Finalist books include an impassioned plea for the restoration of rational political … Read more

Writers’ Trust of Canada announces 2015 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

>>From the Writers’ Trust of Canada For the 2015 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, a prize of $5,000 will be awarded for the best work of poetry. Two honourable mentions will each receive $1,000 prizes. To be eligible candidates must be:  A Canadian citizen or permanent resident  Under the age of 35 as of … Read more

Writers’ Trust Awards $139,000 to Canadian Writers

>>From the Writers’ Trust of Canada Toronto – November 4, 2014 – Tonight in Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio, the Writers’ Trust of Canada presented six awards for literary merit and $139,000 to Canadian writers. The Writers’ Trust Awards evening is one of the richest literary prize-giving events in Canada. The Writers’ Trust supports Canadian writers throughout the year … Read more

Naomi Klein wins Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction

>>From the Writers’ Trust of Canada October 14, 2014 – Toronto – The Writers’ Trust of Canada announced tonight that Naomi Klein has won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction for This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climatepublished by Knopf Canada. The prize is the richest annual literary award for a book of nonfiction published in Canada. The prize was awarded … Read more