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Ridgerunner and Two Trees Make a Forest are Writer's Trust Winners!

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson and Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Familiy's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts by Jessica J. Lee have won prestigious Canadian literary awards.  Ridgerunner, also on the 2020 Giller short list, has garnered $50,000 for the Rogers  Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.  Two Trees Make a Forest - an exploration of Lee's family through landscape and language in her mother's homeland of Taiwan - wins $60,000 for the Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Prize for Non-Fiction.  Lee recently won the RBC Taylor Prize for Emerging Writer Award in 2019 - the RBC Taylor prizes have since been discontinued.

Literary prizes bring attention to books, help us readers find titles we might otherwise not be aware of, and give a tremendous boost to writers who - pandemic or no pandemic - can struggle economically.  Read them, buy them, spread the word and talk about them.  The writing and publishing of books come from a place of conviction, courage and talent, let's celebrate their presence in our libraries and lives! Long lists, short lists and winners - reach in and find the right book for you.

Image: Ridgerunner

Ridgerunner

By Adamson, Gil
Image: Two Trees Make A Forest

Two Trees Make A Forest

In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts
By Lee, Jessica J.
Image: Two Trees Make A Forest

Two Trees Make A Forest

Travels Among Taiwan's Mountains & Coasts in Search of My Family's Past
By Lee, Jessica J.
Image: The Beguiling

The Beguiling

By Gartner, Zsuzsi
Image: Indians on Vacation

Indians on Vacation

A Novel
By King, Thomas
Image: Through the Garden

Through the Garden

A Love Story (with Cats)
By Crozier, Lorna
Image: Reaching Mithymna

Reaching Mithymna

Among the Volunteers and Refugees on Lesvos
By Heighton, Steven
Image: Shame on Me

Shame on Me

An Anatomy of Race and Belonging
By McWatt, Tessa