2020 Fred Kerner Book Award Winner Announced!

The winner of the 2020 Canadian Authors Association Fred Kerner Book Award is Adrienne Drobnies for Salt and Ashes (Signature Editions) Judges’ Comments: “A scientist mourning her husband in poetry is the heart of this extraordinary collection. Here is loss, lament, longing in elegiac measure. Deeply moving in the way that only very truthful poetry moves, Drobnies makes … Read more

Writers’ Trust of Canada – Best Books of the Year

2020 posed exceptional challenges to many, including here at the Writers’ Trust. Unable to hold in-person events, our celebrations turned digital and our fundraising galas were reimagined. In spite of the obstacles we were delighted to step up and support Canadian authors at a historically record level. We are particularly proud of the Canadian Writers’ Emergency Relief Fund … Read more

Authors Honoured for Literary Contributions to Canada

Writers’ Trust delivers $100,000 to 4 writers for career achievement Toronto – December 2, 2020  –  The Writers’ Trust of Canada announced today the winners of four $25,000 prizes that spotlight exceptional literary talents operating in the genres of fiction, poetry, and literature for young readers. Unlike literary awards that recognize authors for a single book, these awards are … Read more

Canadian independent publishers call for review of sale of Simon & Schuster to Bertelsmann/Penguin Random House

November 25, 2020 — The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is calling on the Competition Bureau and the Department of Canadian Heritage to review the pending sale of Simon & Schuster (S&S) to Bertelsmann, parent company of Penguin Random House (PRH). The $2 billion (USD) deal would create a behemoth in the global publishing industry … Read more

Writers’ Trust Names Best Books of the Year

Prizewinners for fiction and nonfiction revealed Toronto – November 18, 2020 – The Writers’ Trust of Canada celebrated the best fiction and nonfiction books of the year through the presentation of two of the country’s richest literary awards and $150,000 in prize money. The announcements were made this afternoon during the Writers’ Trust Awards: Books of … Read more