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The Writers' Trust announces Intriguing & Unexpected Shortlist for $25,000 Rogers Fiction Prize

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We're now firmly in literary prize season, and the lists are coming thick and fast. The second of the three big annual fiction lists was announced today by the Writers' Trust of Canada — the venerable Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize shortlist consists of five titles selected by jurors Lauren B. Davis, Trevor Ferguson, and Pasha Malla.

It's an interesting and somewhat surprising list, leaving off a few titles that have thus-far proved to be 2016 favourites, including Madeleine Thein's Man Booker Prize-nominated Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Zoe Whittall's timely and powerful The Best Kind of People, and Mona Awad's Amazon First Novel Award winner, 13 Ways of Looking at Fat Girl.

Shortlist announced for $75,000 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

Though it has flown somewhat under the radar, the nine-year-old Cundill Prize in Historical Literature has quietly been establishing itself as one of the leading literary prizes in the country. It's the most lucrative international award for a non-fiction book in the world, with a staggering $75,000 (US) grand prize, in addition to two Recognition of Excellence prizes of $10,000 (US) each. The prize was established by McGill alumnus F. Peter Cundill, who passed away in January 2011, and is awarded annually to an individual who has published a book that has made a profound literary, social, and academic impact in the area of history.

Contest! Grand Prize Non-Fiction Mega Book Package from The Word on the Street

Are you in need of a whole new library? Do you live for fascinating, brilliantly written non-fiction? Then don't miss your chance to win our final, grand prize from The Word On The Street this year — a huge prize pack of the best in Canadian non-fiction. Whether you want to laugh yourself silly or expand your mind, this huge list of titles has it all. This is the last of our 2016 The Word on the Street book giveaways, and we're going out with a bang!

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