Victoria author nominated for Canada's top non-fiction prize

Victoria writer Lorna Crozier has earned a nomination for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the biggest non-fiction prize for Canadian writers.

Crozier is one of five authors shortlisted for the 10th annual award, which comes with a $60,000 top prize. The former University of Victoria writing instructor was nominated for her memoir Through the Garden: A Love Story (with Cats).

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Crozier and her fellow finalists each received $5,000 for besting more than 100 titles submitted by 65 publishers for the award. The winner will be announced on Nov. 18 at a digital gala viewable at

With the postponement of this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Hilary Weston Prize — the richest annual literary award for a book of non-fiction by a Canadian writer — is now the only national award recognizing Canadian non-fiction published in 2020.

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