Thursday, June 16, 2011

"You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughta be"—Elizabeth Gilbert

From: Escape from Reality

"For writers, the new opportunities are often double-edged, with each new prize multiplying the chances of not winning. 'I understand that some writers may feel that if there’s a winner, there are obviously losers,' says Elana Rabinovitch, administrator of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. 'That’s hard because right now we have a culture of prizes. But it’s the only downside.' "— John Barber, The Globe and Mail

More from this article...
The top book-prize jackpots open to Canadian writers, in order of value (all amounts in Canadian dollars):
1. Nobel Prize in Literature: $1,555,870
2. International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award: $139,000
3. Man Booker International Prize: $96,487
4. Man Booker Prize: $80,400
5. Warwick Prize for Writing: $80,400
6. Griffin Poetry Prize: $75,000
7. Cundill Prize in History at McGill: $73,345
8. Writers’ Trust Hilary Weston Prize for Non-Fiction: $60,000
9. Scotiabank Giller Prize: $50,000
10. Montreal International Poetry Prize: $50,000
11. British Columbia National Book Award: $40,000
12. The Donner Prize: $35,000
13. Governor General’s Literary Awards: $25,000
14. Rogers Writer’s Trust Award: $25,000
15. Marion Engel Award: $25,000
16. TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award: $25,000
17. Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction: $25,000
18. Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing: $25,000
19. Trillium Book Award: $25,000
20. Matt Cohen Prize: $20,000


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