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Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

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In late September,  The Writers’ Trust of Canada revealed the finalists for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Again, we saw that writers from this region are a force to be reckoned with. The list—foreshadowing the Giller shortlist—included Lynn Coady for Hellgoing and Lisa Moore for Caught. The prize will be presented on November 20 in Toronto.  

Quebec Writers Federation Awards

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Anne Renaud’s book, The Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan (published by CBU Press) has been shortlisted for the Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Also shortlisted, for the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, is Beach Reading by Lorne Elliott (Acorn Press). Winners will be announced November 19.  

Governor General’s Literary Awards

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The Canada Council for the Arts announced the finalists for the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Awards in early October. Representing Atlantic Canada on this year’s list are Nova Scotia poet Don Domanski for Bite Down Little Whisper (Brick Books), New Brunswick’s Valerie Sherrard in the children’s text category for Counting Back from Nine (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) and honorary Maritimer Robert Majzels, who translated Monctonian France Daigle’s…