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Foran and Gwynn Shortlisted for Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction

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On Tuesday, the finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction were announced at a ceremony held in Toronto. Included on the shortlist are Charles Foran and Richard Gwynn; Charles Foran for Mordecai: The Life & Times (Knopf Canada) and Richard Gwynn for National Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times; Volume Two: 1867-1891 (Random House Canada).

The winner of the inaugural Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction will be announced October 25.

MacGregor and Gray shortlisted for Ottawa Book Awards

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WCA is happy to announce that Charlotte Gray and Roy MacGregor have been shortlisted for Ottawa Book Awards; Gray for Gold Diggers: Striking it Rich in the Klondike (Harper Collins) and MacGregor for Northern Light: The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him (Random House Canada).

For more information please visit: http://www.ottawa.ca/rec_culture/arts/awards/book/finalists_en.html

Gartner and Holdstock longlisted for 2011 Giller Prize

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The 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury has announced its longlist of books in the running for this year’s award and Westwood Creative Artists is thrilled that two WCA authors have been included: Zsuzsi Gartner, for her short story collection Better Living Through Plastic Explosives (Hamish Hamilton Canada), and Pauline Holdstock, for her novel Into The Heart Of The Country (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd). The shortlisted finalists will be revealed at a news conference in Toronto on Tuesday, October 4th. The winner will be announced at a gala ceremony in Toronto on November 8, 2011, broadcast on CBC Television.

For more information please visit:

www.scotiabankgillerprize.ca/news/details/?id=81

www.paulineholdstock.com/

www.zsuzsigartner.com/

Levant named the winner of Writers’ Trust of Canada and Samara’s Best Canadian Political Books of the Last 25 Years project

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The votes are in for the Writers’ Trust of Canada and Samara’s Best Canadian Political Books of the Last 25 Years project and Westwood Creative Artists is thrilled to announce that Ezra Levant’s Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights, was named the winner. Thousands of Canadian readers voted online from a list of 12 finalist books.