Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

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The Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize is a Canadian literary award presented by Rogers Communications and the Writers' Trust of Canada after an annual juried competition of works submitted by publishers. [1] Alongside the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction and the Giller Prize, it is considered one of the three main awards for Canadian fiction in English. [2]

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First presented in 1997, the prize goes to the author of the novel or short story collection judged to be the year's best work of fiction. The prize awards $25,000 to the winning book and $3,500 to each of the finalists. [3]

Nominees and recipients

YearWinnerNominated
1997
Jury: Matt Cohen, Elisabeth Harvor, Ann Ireland
Blueribbon icon.png Austin Clarke , The Origin of Waves
1998
Jury: Joan Clark, Austin Clarke, Trevor Ferguson
Blueribbon icon.png Greg Hollingshead , The Healer
1999
Jury: Lynn Coady, Sylvia Fraser, Eric Wright
Blueribbon icon.png Peter Oliva , The City of Yes
2000
Jury: Cynthia Holz, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Peter Oliva
Blueribbon icon.png Helen Humphreys , Afterimage
2001
Jury: Lesley Choyce, Eliza Clark, Olive Senior
Blueribbon icon.png Margaret Sweatman , When Alice Lay Down with Peter
2002
Jury: Joan Barfoot, Brian Brett, Sarah Sheard
Blueribbon icon.png Paulette Jiles , Enemy Women
2003
Jury: Kevin Chong, Lisa Moore, Diane Schoemperlen
Blueribbon icon.png Kevin Patterson , Country of Cold
2004
Jury: Sylvia Fraser, Zsuzsi Gartner, Michael Redhill
Blueribbon icon.png Alice Munro , Runaway
2005
Jury: Anita Rau Badami, Lewis DeSoto, Mary Swan
Blueribbon icon.png Joseph Boyden , Three Day Road
2006
Jury: Karen Connelly, Jeffrey Moore, Anna Porter
Blueribbon icon.png Kenneth J. Harvey , Inside
2007
Jury: Kevin Major, Kim Moritsugu, Madeleine Thien
Blueribbon icon.png Lawrence Hill , The Book of Negroes
2008
Jury: Lawrence Hill, Annabel Lyon, Heather O'Neill
Blueribbon icon.png Miriam Toews , The Flying Troutmans
2009
Jury: Marina Endicott, Miriam Toews, R.M. Vaughan
Blueribbon icon.png Annabel Lyon, The Golden Mean
2010
Jury: Andrew Pyper, Eden Robinson, Lisa Moore. [4]
Blueribbon icon.png Emma Donoghue, Room
2011
Jury: Emma Donoghue, Rabindranath Maharaj, Margaret Sweatman
Blueribbon icon.png Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers [5]
2012
Jury: Esi Edugyan, Lynn Coady, Drew Hayden Taylor
Blueribbon icon.png Tamas Dobozy, Siege 13 [6]
2013
Jury: Caroline Adderson, Alison Pick, Miguel Syjuco
Blueribbon icon.png Colin McAdam, A Beautiful Truth
2014
Jury: Neil Bissoondath, George Murray, Helen Humphreys
Blueribbon icon.png Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows [7]
2015 [8]
Jury: Aislinn Hunter, Shani Mootoo, Richard Wagamese
Blueribbon icon.png André Alexis, Fifteen Dogs [9]
2016
Jury: Lauren B. Davis, Trevor Ferguson, Pasha Malla
Blueribbon icon.png Yasuko Thanh, Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains [10]
2017
Jury: Michael Christie, Christy Ann Conlin, Tracey Lindberg
Blueribbon icon.png David Chariandy, Brother [11]
2018 [12]
Jury: Ann Y. K. Choi, Mireille Silcoff, Robert Wiersema
Blueribbon icon.png Kathy Page, Dear Evelyn [13]
2019 [14]
Jury: Dennis Bock, Michael Kaan, Suzette Mayr
Blueribbon icon.png André Alexis, Days by Moonlight [15]

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References

  1. The Writers' Trust of Canada, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Archived 2007-05-19 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Who wins Canada’s literary prizes — and why". Maclean's , October 26, 2016.
  3. The Writers' Trust of Canada, Prizes & Awards Guidelines 2009. Archived 2009-09-02 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Emma Donoghue’s Room a Writers’ Trust finalist". Toronto Star , September 29, 2010.
  5. "Patrick deWitt’s 'The Sisters Brothers' wins Writers’ Trust Prize". The Globe and Mail , November 1, 2011.
  6. "Tamas Dobozy wins Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for Siege 13" Archived 2013-12-03 at Archive.today . National Post , November 7, 2012.
  7. Medley, Mark (4 November 2014). "Miriam Toews wins Writers' Trust award for All My Puny Sorrows". The Globe and Mail . Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  8. "Globe columnist among Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize nominees". The Globe and Mail , September 29, 2015.
  9. "André Alexis wins Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize". The Globe and Mail , November 3, 2015.
  10. "Rogers Writers’ Trust: Celebrating the 2016 winners". Maclean's , November 3, 2016.
  11. "David Chariandy, Billie Livingston, and Diane Schoemperlen among the winners at the 2017 Writers’ Trust awards". Quill & Quire , November 14, 2017.
  12. "Edugyan, Hage among Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction finalists". Quill & Quire , September 26, 2018.
  13. "Books inspired by the authors’ parents win the top Writers’ Trust Awards". Toronto Star , November 7, 2018.
  14. "André Alexis, Michael Crummey shortlisted for $50K Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize". CBC Books, September 24, 2019.
  15. Deborah Dundas, "Andre Alexis, Jenny Heijun Wills are big winners at Writers’ Trust Awards". Toronto Star , November 5, 2019.