2015 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust  Prize for Nonfiction Jury


Stevie-Cameron Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction jurorStevie Cameron is an investigative journalist and the author of six works of literary nonfiction, including On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver’s Missing Women, which was nominated for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and won an Arthur Ellis Award in 2011. She serves on the board of Second Harvest in Toronto and for two decades has worked on projects to assist homeless and under-housed people. In recognition of her humanitarian work and social activism, Cameron was awarded the Order of Canada in 2012. She lives in Toronto.

Will Ferguson Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction jurorWill Ferguson is the author of more than a dozen books ranging from travel guides to works of literary fiction. He won the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel 419 and is a three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. His travels have taken him from Indonesia to Argentina. He has walked across Northern Ireland in the rain and has hitchhiked the length of Japan. In 2010, he was named the head writer on the Vancouver Olympics Closing Ceremonies, penning material for the likes of Michael J. Fox, William Shatner, and Martin Short. He lives in Calgary.

JJ Lee Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction jurorJJ Lee was a finalist for the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction for The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit. The book was alsoshortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, and the BC Book Prizes Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. In 2014, he hosted the CBC radio show Head to Toe. His fashion and personal essays are published in ELLE Canada. Earlier this year, he served as a juror for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Student Nonfiction Writing Contest, which is affiliated with this prize. Lee lives in New Westminster, British Columbia.




Woodcock Fund



Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing


September 19 for books published between June 20 and September 18, 2018


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


July 18 for books published between May 16 and Sept 30, 2018


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