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May 10, 2017, 22:30 ET Writers' Trust Presents Kamal Al-Solaylee with Political Writing Award

$25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize winner explores being brown in today's world OTTAWA, May 10, 2017 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada announced tonight that Kamal Al-Solaylee has won the Shaughnessy ...


Nov 02, 2016, 20:30 ET Writers' Trust Awards $219,000 to Canada's Writers

Deborah Campbell, Yasuko Thanh, Eden Robinson, Brian Brett among night's big winners TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Tonight in Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio, the Writers' Trust of Canada hosted one of...


Sep 28, 2016, 10:00 ET Writers' Trust Announces Finalists for $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction

Stories of war, revolutionaries, aging, art make up 2016 shortlist TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada announced this morning the five finalists for the 2016 Hilary Weston...


Sep 21, 2016, 06:00 ET Writers' Trust Announces Finalists for 20th Anniversary Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

New and veteran voices featured on landmark year's shortlist TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada has revealed this morning the finalists for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction ...


Apr 20, 2016, 22:30 ET Writers' Trust Presents John Ibbitson with Political Writing Award

Biography of Stephen Harper wins $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize OTTAWA, April 20, 2016 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada announced tonight that John Ibbitson has won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize...


Nov 03, 2015, 20:00 ET Writers' Trust Awards $139,000 to Canadian Writers

André Alexis, Annabel Lyon, Richard Wagamese among night's big winners TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Tonight in Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio, the Writers' Trust of Canada presented six literary...


Oct 06, 2015, 21:00 ET Hon. Hilary M. Weston and the Writers' Trust Present $60,000 Literary Award to Rosemary Sullivan for Expansive Biography of Stalin's Daughter

TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2015 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada announced tonight that Rosemary Sullivan has won the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction for Stalin's Daughter: The...


Sep 29, 2015, 10:30 ET Writers' Trust Announces First Fiction-Prize Shortlists of the Season

Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize features debut novel; strong indie-press presence; consecutive nominations for Alexis TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada revealed this...


Sep 16, 2015, 10:00 ET Hon. Hilary M. Weston and the Writers' Trust Announce Finalists for $60,000 Literary Award

Literary community invited to puzzle out shortlist TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada announced today the five finalists for this year's Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize...


Mar 11, 2015, 22:30 ET Writers' Trust Rewards Author Calling for a Renaissance of Reason

Joseph Heath wins $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing OTTAWA, March 11, 2015 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada announced tonight at the Politics and the Pen gala that Joseph...


Nov 04, 2014, 20:00 ET Writers' Trust Awards $139,000 to Canadian Writers

Miriam Toews, Ken Babstock among night's big winners TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Tonight in Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio, the Writers' Trust of Canada presented six awards for literary merit and...


Oct 14, 2014, 20:30 ET Hon. Hilary M. Weston and the Writers' Trust Present $60,000 Literary Award to Naomi Klein for "Groundbreaking" Book about Climate Change

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - 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....


Oct 01, 2014, 10:30 ET Writers' Trust Announces First Fiction-Prize Shortlists of the Season

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - 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 ...


Sep 17, 2014, 12:21 ET Hon. Hilary M. Weston and the Writers' Trust Announce Finalists for $60,000 Literary Award

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada announced today the five finalists for this year's Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the richest annual literary award...


May 28, 2014, 09:00 ET Writers' Trust Names Future Star of Canadian Literature

Erin Frances Fisher wins RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers TORONTO, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada announced last night the winner of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for ...


Apr 02, 2014, 22:30 ET Writers' Trust Honours One of Canada's Foremost Political Commentators

Paul Wells wins $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing OTTAWA, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada announced tonight at the Politics and the Pen gala that journalist...


Nov 20, 2013, 20:00 ET Canadian Writers Take Home $114,000 at 13th Annual Writers' Trust Awards

Colin McAdam, Lisa Moore, Andrew Nikiforuk, Barbara Reid among night's big winners TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Tonight in Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio, the Writers' Trust of Canada awarded...


Oct 21, 2013, 21:49 ET Hon. Hilary M. Weston and the Writers' Trust Present $60,000 Literary Award to Graeme Smith for Account of Afghan War

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada announced tonight that Graeme Smith has won the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction for The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War ...


Sep 30, 2013, 10:30 ET Writers' Trust Announces First Fiction-Prize Shortlists of the Season

Anansi dominates Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize with 3 nominations TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada revealed this morning the finalists for two fiction prizes. The...


Sep 18, 2013, 12:14 ET Hon. Hilary M. Weston and the Writers' Trust Announce Finalists for $60,000 Literary Award

Shortlist explores Native experience, natural history, film, family secrets, war's truths. TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada announced today the five finalists for this...


Mar 06, 2013, 22:45 ET Writers' Trust Rewards Author for Reportage on International Barricades

Marcello Di Cintio Wins the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing OTTAWA, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada announced tonight at the Politics and the Pen gala that...


Jan 15, 2013, 10:00 ET Writers' Trust Announces Year's Best Political Books

Cities on the move, nations in conflict, national health make up shortlist TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada has named the five finalists for the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen...


Dec 07, 2012, 11:06 ET Writers' Trust of Canada Announces New Executive Director

TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada today announced the appointment of Mary Osborne as the organization's new Executive Director. She will replace Don Oravec, who announced his ...


Nov 12, 2012, 20:45 ET Hon. Hilary M. Weston and the Writers' Trust Present $60,000 Literary Award to Candace Savage for Disquieting Prairie Memoir

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Writers' Trust of Canada announced tonight that Candace Savage has won the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction for A Geography of Blood: Unearthing...


Nov 08, 2012, 12:16 ET Media Advisory - Hon. Hilary M. Weston and The Writers' Trust of Canada to Announce Winner of Country's Richest Award for Canadian Nonfiction

TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - WHAT: The announcement of the winner of the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the richest annual literary award for a book of nonfiction published...