The Writers’ Trust of Canada released its short list for this year’s Hilary Weston Writers Trust Prize for Nonfiction, and Westwood Creative Artists authors were named as four of the five finalists. The prize is awarded for literary excellence in the category of nonfiction, and with $60,000 to be awarded to the winner, it is the richest nonfiction prize in Canada. The winner of the prize will be announced at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Oct. 21.
WCA’s nominated authors are:
Thomas King for The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (Doubleday Canada)
Graeme Smith for The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan (Knopf Canada)
Andrew Steinmetz for This Great Escape: The Case of Michael Paryla (Biblioasis)
Priscila Uppal for Projection: Encounters With My Runaway Mother (Dundurn Press)
For information about the prize, please visit: http://www.writerstrust.com/awards/hilary-weston-writers-trust-prize.aspx