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Subject: Room (novel), Lawrence Hill, Peter Oliva, Margaret Sweatman, Elizabeth Ruth
Collection: 1997 Establishments in Canada, Awards Established in 1997, Fiction Awards, Short Story Awards, Writers' Trust of Canada Awards
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Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

The Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize is a Canadian literary award presented by Rogers Communications and the Writers' Trust of Canada after an annual juried competition of works submitted by publishers.[1]

First presented in 1997, the prize goes to the author of the novel or short story collection judged to be the year's best work of fiction. The prize awards $25,000 to the winning book and $3,500 to each of the finalists.[2]


  • Nominees and recipients 1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Nominees and recipients

Year Winner Nominated
Jury: Matt Cohen, Elisabeth Harvor, Ann Ireland
Blue ribbon Austin Clarke, The Origin of Waves
Jury: Joan Clark, Austin Clarke, Trevor Ferguson
Blue ribbon Greg Hollingshead, The Healer
Jury: Lynn Coady, Sylvia Fraser, Eric Wright
Blue ribbon Peter Oliva, The City of Yes
Jury: Cynthia Holz, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Peter Oliva
Blue ribbon Helen Humphreys, Afterimage
Jury: Lesley Choyce, Eliza Clark, Olive Senior
Blue ribbon Margaret Sweatman, When Alice Lay Down with Peter
Jury: Joan Barfoot, Brian Brett, Sarah Sheard
Blue ribbon Paulette Jiles, Enemy Women
Jury: Kevin Chong, Lisa Moore, Diane Schoemperlen
Blue ribbon Kevin Patterson, Country of Cold
Jury: Sylvia Fraser, Zsuzsi Gartner, Michael Redhill
Blue ribbon Alice Munro, Runaway
Jury: Anita Rau Badami, Lewis DeSoto, Mary Swan
Blue ribbon Joseph Boyden, Three Day Road
Jury: Karen Connelly, Jeffrey Moore, Anna Porter
Blue ribbon Kenneth J. Harvey, Inside
Jury: Kevin Major, Kim Moritsugu, Madeleine Thien
Blue ribbon Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes
Jury: Lawrence Hill, Annabel Lyon, Heather O'Neill
Blue ribbon Miriam Toews, The Flying Troutmans
Jury: Marina Endicott, Miriam Toews, R.M. Vaughan
Blue ribbon Annabel Lyon, The Golden Mean
Jury: Andrew Pyper, Eden Robinson, Lisa Moore.[3]
Blue ribbon Emma Donoghue, Room
Jury: Emma Donoghue, Rabindranath Maharaj, Margaret Sweatman
Blue ribbon Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers[4]
Jury: Esi Edugyan, Lynn Coady, Drew Hayden Taylor
Blue ribbon Tamas Dobozy, Siege 13[5]
Jury: Caroline Adderson, Alison Pick, Miguel Syjuco
Blue ribbon Colin McAdam, A Beautiful Truth
Jury: Helen Humphreys
Blue ribbon Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows[6]
Jury: Aislinn Hunter, Shani Mootoo, Richard Wagamese
Blue ribbon TBA November 3, 2015[7]


  1. ^ The Writers' Trust of Canada, Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
  2. ^ The Writers' Trust of Canada, Prizes & Awards Guidelines 2009.
  3. ^ "Emma Donoghue’s Room a Writers’ Trust finalist". Toronto Star, September 29, 2010.
  4. ^ "Patrick deWitt’s 'The Sisters Brothers' wins Writers’ Trust Prize". The Globe and Mail, November 1, 2011.
  5. ^ "Tamas Dobozy wins Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for Siege 13". National Post, November 7, 2012.
  6. ^ Medley, Mark (4 November 2014). "Miriam Toews wins Writers’ Trust award for All My Puny Sorrows".  
  7. ^ "Globe columnist among Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize nominees". The Globe and Mail, September 29, 2015.

External links

  • Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, official website
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