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 prize has been sponsored by Rogers Communications Inc. since its inception in 1997. The winner is announced at the Writers’ Trust Awards in Toronto.

Finalist Reading

Catch a reading and panel discussion with the 2018 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize finalists at the Toronto International Festival of Authors on October 24. The event will be hosted and moderated by books columnist Becky Toyne.

7pm - Wednesday, October 24
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Cost: $18, free for students and youth under 25
Purchase Tickets: festivalofauthors.ca


2018 jurors Ann Y. K. Choi, Mireille Silcoff, and Robert Wiersema read 128 books submitted by 54 publishers.

Jury Statement

“For me, having recently arrived in the country, reading a spread of contemporary fiction gives me a better insight into the various facets of Canadian culture than any tour guide possibly could.”
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