Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

Winner: $25,000; Finalists: $2,500
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2015 Finalists


André Alexis (Toronto)
Fifteen Dogs
Published by Coach House Books

Elizabeth Hay 
His Whole Life
Published by McClelland & Stewart

Pamela Mordecai
 (Kitchener, ON)
Red Jacket 
TAP Books

Russell Smith
Published by Biblioasis

John Vaillant (Vancouver)
The Jaguar's Children

Published by Knopf Canada

The finalists were chosen by a jury composed of writers Aislinn Hunter, Shani Mootoo, and Richard Wagamese. They read 127 books from 50 publishers.

About the Writers’ Trust

The Writers’ Trust of Canada is a charitable organization that seeks to advance, nurture, and celebrate Canadian writers and writing through a portfolio of programs, including ten national literary awards, financial grants, scholarships, and a writers’ retreat. Writers’ Trust programming is designed to champion excellence in Canadian writing, to improve the status of writers, and to create connections between writers and readers. Canada’s writers receive more financial support from the Writers’ Trust than from any other non-governmental organization or foundation in the country. 

About the Prize

The Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize recognizes Canadian writers of exceptional talent for the year's best novel or short-story collection as selected by a three-member, independent judging panel. The 2015 winner will be announced on November 3 at the Writers’ Trust Awards.

About the Sponsor

Rogers Communications is a leading provider of Wireless, Cable TV, High Speed Internet and Home Phone services to consumer residences and businesses in Canada. They have generously sponsored this award since it was created in 1997.


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