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2021 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Shortlist

With a top prize of $60,000, this is the richest annual literary award for a Canadian book of nonfiction. Five finalists, selected this year by a jury of writers Kevin Chong, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Adam Shoalts, each receive $5,000. Discover the shortlisted books below, which combine the personal and the political and push the form of memoir to new heights.

by Kerry Clare