Elizabeth Hay among finalists for Writers Trust P

first_imgElizabeth Hay among finalists for Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction TORONTO – Acclaimed author Elizabeth Hay is among the finalists for this year’s Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.The Ottawa-based novelist, who won the 2002 Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award and the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize, is a finalist with “All Things Consoled: A Daughter’s Memoir” (McClelland & Stewart).The book details her role as guardian and caregiver to her parents.A total of five authors are on the short list for the $60,000 prize, which is said to be the richest annual literary award for a book of non-fiction by a Canadian writer.Other finalists include Montreal’s Will Aitken for “Antigone Undone: Juliette Binoche, Anne Carson, Ivo Van Hove, and the Art of Resistance” (University of Regina Press), about a stage production of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy “Antigone” in Luxembourg.Terese Marie Mailhot of Seabird Island, B.C., made the cut for “Heart Berries: A Memoir” (Doubleday Canada), about “her struggle to balance the beauty of her Native heritage with the often desperate and chaotic reality of life on the reservation.”Montreal-based investigative journalist Judi Rever is in the running for “In Praise of Blood: The Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front” (Random House Canada).And Vancouver’s Lindsay Wong is a finalist for her debut memoir, “The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family” (Arsenal Pulp Press).Finalists were selected by a three-member jury comprising writers Michael Harris, Donna Bailey Nurse, and Joel Yanofsky.The winner will be announced at the Writers’ Trust Awards ceremony on Nov. 7. Acclaimed author Elizabeth Hay is among the finalists for this year’s Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. The Ottawa-based novelist, who won the 2002 Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award and the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize, is a finalist with “All Things Consoled: A Daughter’s Memoir” Hay is seen here in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Writers’ Trust, *MANDATORY CREDIT* center_img by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 19, 2018 7:21 am PDT Last Updated Sep 19, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more