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About the Prize

The Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction is given annually for excellence in the category of literary nonfiction, which includes essays, history, biography, memoir, commentary, and criticism. The winning book demonstrates a distinctive voice, as well as a persuasive and compelling command of tone, narrative, style, and technique. The prize has been sponsored by The Hon. Hilary M. Weston since 2011.

2019 Finalists

Jury

Our 2019 jurors are Ivan Coyote, Trevor Herriot, and Manjushree Thapa

“Winning the Weston Prize was like having a huge burst of fireworks go off in the middle of my life — an explosion of adrenaline and joy.”

– Candace Savage


2012 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction winner