The Writers’ Trust of Canada has announced the jury for this year’s Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-fiction. The 2016 jury includes: Carolyn Abraham‚ former Globe and Mail science reporter and author of two books, both of which were nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction; Stephen Kimber‚ award-winning writer, editor, and broadcaster, journalism professor at the University of King’s College in Halifax, and author of 10 books; and Emily Urquhart‚ best-selling author and National Magazine Award winner.
The $60,000 Weston prize, established in 1997, recognizes Canadian works of non-fiction in areas including history‚ memoir‚ biography‚ criticism‚ commentary‚ and essays. The prize awards $60‚000 to one winner and $5‚000 to four finalists annually.
Finalists will be announced on Sept. 28‚ with the winner named on Nov. 2. All nominees receive a $5,000 prize.