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About the Event

One of Canada's richest awards nights is moving online.

Featuring the presentation of nine literary prizes and more than $302,000 to Canadian writers in three unique digital events.

On Wednesday, October 21, the winners of three emerging writers awards will be announced: RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers, and Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize.

On Wednesday, November 18, the winners of two of Canada’s most prestigious book prizes will be revealed: Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize and Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

On Wednesday, December 2 the recipients of four career achievement awards will be honoured: Matt Cohen Award, Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize, Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, and Writers’ Trust Engel Findley Award.

This year’s Writers’ Trust Awards is made possible by presenting partner The Humber School for Writers as well as numerous corporate, foundation, and individual sponsors. Media partner The Globe and Mail provides additional support as do project partners CBC Books and Indigo Books & Music. The project is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage. 


The 2020 WT Awards digital events will feature closed captioning. If you have any specific questions, please email

Prize Sponsors and Donors

The Hon. Hilary M. Weston
Latner Family Foundation
James A. Michener / M&S Charitable Foundation
Robin Pacific

Presenting Partner

Government Sponsor

Media Partners

Project Partners