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2014 Finalists Announced for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction

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The Writers' Trust of Canada and Hon. Hilary M. Weston announced the five finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction today at the Loblaws store at Maple Leaf Gardens. The Hilary Weston Prize is the richest annual literary award for a Canadian work of nonfiction, with each finalist receiving $5,000 and the winner receiving $60,000.

The 2014 Giller Prize Longlist Has Been Announced

The longlist for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced today in Montreal. This year's jury, made up of Canadian author Shauna Singh Balwdwin, British novelist Justin Cartwright and American writer Francine Prose, read 161 eligible books submitted by 63 publishers before selecting the twelve longlisted titles.

On top of the exciting longlist announcement, Giller Prize founder Jack Rabinovitch revealed that the prize money has doubled this year to $140,000, with $100,000 being awarded to the winning author and $10,000 going to each finalist.

The finalists will be revealed on Monday, October 6 in Toronto.

Ottawa Lit: fall 2014 preview

by rob mclennan

As we gear into fall, I thought it good to get a quick overview of what is happening in and around Ottawa literature and its literary community this fall, so sent questions off to a variety of local writers to hear what events and books they’re looking forward to, what they think has been overlooked, and just what writers they think are worth paying attention to. Chris Johnson, outgoing editor for In/Words and incoming coordinating editor at Arc Poetry Magazine, offers his take:

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