Candace Savage

Candace Savage wins Weston Prize

Litfest chose its authors well this year! Several authors were nominated for major prizes this fall and Candace Savage, who appeared at A Brunch of Writers and Fauna, has won the prestigious Hilary Weston Prize for Nonfiction. The announcement was made Monday evening in Toronto.

Candace won for her book A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape published by Greystone Books and the David Suzuki Foundation. The Weston Prize is administered by the Writers' Trust of Canada and, at $60,000, is the richest literary prize for nonfiction in Canada.

Two LitFest Authors Nominated for Weston Prize

Two of LitFest 2012's featured authors have been shortlisted for the $60,000 Hilary Weston prize for excellence in non-fiction. 

As a finalist, JJ Lee, author of Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son and a Suit (McClelland and Stewart) and Candace Savage, author of Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape (Greystone Books/David Suzuki Foundation) will each win $5000.

Tuesday's annoucement was made in Toronto by Hilary Weston, the sponsor of the prize.