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Writers’ Trust Presents Award for Emerging Writers from LGBT Community

Dayne Ogilvie Prize Announced During World Pride in Toronto

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Toronto, ON – June 23, 2014 – The Writers’ Trust of Canada announced this evening that Tamai Kobayashi has won the 8th annual Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers. Two additional honours were given to Rae Spoon and Proma Tagore.

The $4,000 prize is given annually to an emerging gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender writer whose published work demonstrates great literary promise. The winner was announced at an event hosted by activist and NOW magazine editor Susan G. Cole at the NOW Lounge in Toronto.

Born in Japan, raised in Canada, Tamai Kobayashi is a writer and screenwriter. She is the author of two story collections, Exile and the Heart and Quixotic Erotic. Her vivid, electric prose has garnered considerable critical acclaim. Her first novel, Prairie Ostrich, published by Goose Lane Editions in March 2014, is the story of coming out and coming of age in a sleepy rural town. Tamai lives in Toronto.

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The Writers’ Trust of Canada Announces the Jury for the 2013 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction

Via the Writers’ Trust of Canada

The Writers’ Trust of Canada is proud to announce the three-member jury for the 2013 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. The jurors are: novelist and cultural critic Hal Niedzviecki; 2012 prize winner Candace Savage; and writer  Andreas Schroeder, one of Canada’s most respected creative nonfiction instructors.

“It is exciting to know that the wheels of this year’s prize are set in motion and these three great writers are devouring the many works submitted,” said the Honourable Hilary M. Weston. “I look forward to discovering the titles they nominate for this year’s shortlist, and to sharing them with readers in Canada and around the world.”

The prize is the richest annual literary award for a book of nonfiction published in Canada, awarding $60,000 to the eventual prize winner and $5,000 to each nominee.

Finalists will be announced on September 18, 2013 at a press conference in Toronto. The prize winner will be announced at a gala presentation in the Art Gallery of Ontario on October 21, 2013.

“The Writers’ Trust is proud to showcase the tremendously talented writers of nonfiction we have in this country,” said Mary Osborne, Writers’ Trust executive director. “We are extremely grateful to Mrs. Weston for her vision and personal support in creating such a rich opportunity for our writers.”

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