Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
The Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, formerly known as the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize is a Canadian literary award presented by the Writers' Trust of Canada after an annual juried competition of works submitted by publishers. Alongside the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction and the Giller Prize, it is considered one of the three main awards for Canadian fiction in English.
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 award was renamed to its current name in January 2021, to honour Canadian writers Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson. Concurrently with the renaming, the prize package was increased from $50,000 to $60,000, matching the amount currently presented by its sibling Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. The prize is sponsored by Jim Balsillie.
Nominees and recipients
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- "André Alexis, Michael Crummey shortlisted for $50K Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize". CBC Books, September 24, 2019.
- Deborah Dundas, "Andre Alexis, Jenny Heijun Wills are big winners at Writers’ Trust Awards". Toronto Star, November 5, 2019.
- "Thomas King, Gil Adamson among finalists for $50K Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize". Toronto Star, October 6, 2020.
- Craig Takeuchi, "Gil Adamson, Jessica J. Lee win Writers’ Trust literary prizes". Now, November 19, 2020.
- Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, official website