Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

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In the world of Canadian book prizes, fiction meets politics

Increasingly, Canadian writers are finding creative fire in issues, identity and the immigrant experience
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Rogers Writers’ Trust: Spotlight on Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

We asked the 2017 nominees: Do you consider yourself a politically engaged writer? How does that affect your work?
Omar El Akkad

Rogers Writers’ Trust: Spotlight on Omar El Akkad

We asked the 2017 nominees: Do you consider yourself a politically engaged writer? How does that affect your work?
Claire Cameron

A question for author Claire Cameron: Are you a political writer?

Plus an excerpt from her Rogers Writers’ Trust-nominated book The Last Neanderthal
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Rogers Writers’ Trust: Spotlight on David Chariandy

We asked the 2017 nominees: Do you consider yourself a politically engaged writer? How does that affect your work?
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Rogers doubles financial award for Writers’ Trust Fiction prize

Over the past quarter century literary awards in Canada have loomed ever larger as sources of recognition and funding
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Rogers Writers’ Trust: Spotlight on Katherena Vermette

We asked everyone shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize: Is there a non-contemporary author whose influence you feel in your own work?
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Rogers Writers’ Trust: Spotlight on winner Yasuko Thanh

Yasuko Thanh won the 2016 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Read an excerpt and short essay from her here
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Rogers Writers’ Trust: Spotlight on Kerry Lee Powell

We asked everyone shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize: Is there a non-contemporary author whose influence you feel in your own work?
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Rogers Writers’ Trust: Spotlight on Anosh Irani

We asked everyone shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize: Is there a non-contemporary author whose influence you feel in your own work?