The two $10,000 awards traditionally honour authors age 35 and under.
The jury includes finalists for the Writers’ Trust for Fiction, Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, and the Giller.
Katherine Harvey spoke with Q&Q about growing up with a novelist father and her vision for the literary award’s future.
The $1,000 prize is awarded for outstanding poetry that exhibits an observational quality.
The winner of the $1,000 prize, as chosen by two volunteer jurors, will be announced on Dec. 14.
Desmond Cole called for “our institutions to do better” as he accepted the City of Toronto Book Award on Nov. 30.
Interviews with the winners will be posted on the Writers’ Trust’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Among the 114 new appointees were members of the Canadian literary community, including these five figures familiar to readers of Q&Q.
Gil Adamson’s Ridgerunner won the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize while Jessica J. Lee’s Two Trees Make a Forest won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.