Writers’ Trust Announces First Fiction-Prize Shortlists of the Season

>>From the Writers’ Trust of Canada TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2014 – The Writers’ Trust of Canada revealed this morning the finalists for two major prizes for excellence in Canadian fiction: the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Writers’ Trust/McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize. The announcement was made at Ben McNally Books. The five finalists … Read more

Giller Prize announces 2014 longlist

>>From the Scotiabank Giller Prize September 16, 2014 (Montreal, QC) – The Scotiabank Giller Prize today announced its longlist for this year’s award at founder Jack Rabinovitch’s alma mater, McGill University, from Moyse Hall Theatre. Rabinovitch also announced that, beginning this year, the prize purse will double to $140,000, with $100,000 going to the winner … Read more

Finalists Announced for the 2014 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards

>>From the Canadian Children’s Book Centre The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce the finalists for its seven major children’s book awards: TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award ($30,000) Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award ($20,000) Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction ($10,000) Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People ($5,000) John Spray Mystery Award ($5,000) Monica Hughes … Read more

Media Connections Study Wins Gold at FIPP Research Awards

from Magazines Canada Toronto (June 25, 2014) — Magazines Canada and BrandSpark International’s Media Connections Study has received recognition from FIPP’s 2014 Research Awards, winning gold. The awards ceremony took place June 16 in Hamburg, Germany. The FIPP Research Awards were presented by FIPP president and CEO, Chris Llewellyn. Gold and Silver awards were given … Read more

Writers’ Trust Presents Award for Emerging Writers from LGBT Community

Dayne Ogilvie Prize Announced During World Pride in Toronto

from the Writers’ Trust of Canada

Find more information on the Writers’ Trust website, or in a story from CBC Books.

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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