16 February 2006

Canadian Writers Win Major Awards

The Writers' Trust of Canada has announced the names of four Canadian writers who will receive recognition for their work. · children's writer Janet Lunn has won the Matt Cohen Award ($20,000); this award recognises a lifetime of writing · Rohinton Mistry has won the Timothy Findlay Award ($15,000); this is given to a male writer in the middle of his career · Gayla Reid has won the Marion Engel Award ($15,000); this is given to a female writer in the middle of her career · Marie-Louise Gay has won the Vicky Metcalf Award ($15,000); this is given to a children's literature writer The CBC has a more complete story here.

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