Writers' Trust

Stack of award winning books.  Photograph by May Truong

Do women writers have ‘literary cooties’?

A remarkable study of the kinds of books that win big prizes reveals this: Don’t write about women. Unless, that is, you’re a man.
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No One’s Girl

The winning entry in the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust student nonfiction writing contest
student reading at SFU by Simon Hayter

Writers’ Trust offers big prize for high school scribes

Literary nonfiction contest aims to develop young talent
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Candace Savage wins Weston Prize for ’A Geography of Blood’

Jessie Allen’s formerly live coverage of the Weston Prize book gala
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Barbara Amiel on judging the Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-fiction

Five extraordinary books, two celebrity judges and only one winner
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Tamas Dobozy wins the 2012 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

The author takes home $25,000 for his collection of 13 short stories
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Meet Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize nominee Linda Spalding

The author of ’The Purchase’ talks about what of herself went into writing her book
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Meet Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize nominee Alix Ohlin

The author of ’Inside’ on what she’s reading now, plus an excerpt from her novel
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Meet Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize nominee Rawi Hage

The author of ’Carnival’ on a writer’s life, plus a book excerpt
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Meet Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize nominee Tamas Dobozy

’Siege 13’ author on writing life and what he’s reading now