The Writers Trust of Canada Announces Journey Prize and Rogers Fiction Prize Finalists!

At an event hosted at Toronto's beautiful Ben McNally Books this morning, the Writers' Trust of Canada announced the shortlists for two of their prestigious prizes: the McClelland & Stewart/Writers' Trust Journey Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

The Proust Questionnaire, with Kate Hargreaves

It's not often that a poetic debut garners the kind of praise that Kate Hargreaves's Leak (BookThug) is receiving. Kate, who has published widely in magazines, journals and anthologies, moves onto the bookshelves this season with her full-length debut. Fellow poet Nicole Markotić said of Leak: "These poems will leak from your tongue into your brain, gushing pleasure: pleasure: pleasure: pleasure."

The WAR Series: Writers as Readers, with Alisha Piercy

Irreverent, wonderfully weird and decidedly fresh, Alisha Piercy's Bunny and Shark (BookThug) is a novel that will pull readers with the certainty of a circling shark. The story follows the fate of Bunny, an ex-Playboy, well, bunny, who is pushed off a cliff into the ocean by her husband. If you're intrigued, you can even read an excerpt from Bunny and Shark here on Open Book: Toronto

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