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Writers’ Trust reveals all-female non-fiction short list – GuelphMercury.com

by pmnationtalk on September 17, 201912 Views

Toronto journalist Tanya Talaga and Indigenous writer Alicia Elliott are among the nominees for the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

Organizers say it’s the first time all the finalists shortlisted for the prize are women.

Talaga received a nod for “All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward,” published by House of Anansi Press. Based on her 2018 CBC Massey Lecture, the work explores the rise of youth suicide in Indigenous communities in Canada and abroad.

Elliott, a Tuscarora writer of Six Nations of the Grand River, is in the running for “A Mind Spread Out on the Ground” (Doubleday Canada). Her collection of essays provides a personal look at the consequences of Canada’s treatment of Indigenous Peoples.

Read More: https://www.guelphmercury.com/whatson-story/9600937-writers-trust-reveals-all-female-non-fiction-short-list/

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