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As part of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto I interviewed the five finalists for the 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

Listen to the conversation >> audio

The finalists were:

Carleigh Baker for Bad Endings

Claire Cameron for The Last Neanderthal

David Chariandy for Brother (eventual winner)

Omar El Akkad for American War

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson for This Accident of Being Lost

image: WT Fiction Shortlist 2013


On Monday, September 30, we announced the nominees for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize at a press conference at Ben McNally Books in downtown Toronto. Prize juror and 2010 prize winner Miranda Hill announced the $10,000 Journey Prize shortlist. Prize juror Alison Pick and Jan Innes, vice president, government relations, Rogers Communications,¬†announced the $25,000 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize shortlist. The winners will be announced in Toronto on November 20.

The Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize nominees are:

  • Krista Bridge for The Eliot Girls
  • Lynn Coady for Hellgoing
  • Cary Fagan for A Bird’s Eye
  • Colin McAdam for A Beautiful Truth
  • Lisa Moore for Caught

The Journey Prize nominees are:

  • Doretta Lau for her story “How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?”
  • Eliza Robertson for her story “My Sister Sang”
  • Naben Ruthnum for his story “Cinema Rex”

Here’s some of the coverage: