Foundation / Corporation
Writers' Trust of Canada (WT)
06/28/22 - For books published between May 3, 2022 and September 30, 2022
Awards to Canadian authors to recognize excellence in creating nonfiction works of literature. Nominations are invited for newly published pieces that provide readers with unique and informed perspectives. Eligible forms of literature include biographies, works of history, essays, political and social commentaries, memoirs, and journalistic essays.
A prize will be awarded to a literary nonfiction book published between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 that, in the opinion of the jury, is the year’s best book of nonfiction. Prizes will be awarded to each of the finalists.
Finalist works will demonstrate a distinctive voice, as well as a persuasive and compelling command of tone, narrative, style, and technique. The overall effect of such writing should provide the general reader with an informed, unique perspective on the issue at hand.
GrantWatch ID#: 181425
3-5 finalists and 1 winning prize
- Winner $60,000
- Finalists $5,000
In the event of a translation winning the prize, the prize money will be divided as follows: $45,000 to the author, $15,000 to the translator.
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