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15:12  27 january  2021
15:12  27 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

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The Writers' Trust of Canada is renaming its annual fiction award after co-founders and literary power couple Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson.

a man and a woman standing in front of a crowd © Provided by The Canadian Press

In a news release Wednesday, organizers announced that the prestigious honour will now be known as the Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

The name change comes with a $10,000 increase in prize money, with future winners set to receive $60,000.

Atwood and Gibson, who were partners for more than a half-century until Gibson's death in 2019, were among the wordsmiths who co-founded the Writers' Trust in 1976.

In a statement, playwright and fellow co-founder David Young says the prize is a "perfect" way to honour their commitment to Canada's literary culture.

Since 1997, the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize has been handed out to the author of the year's best novel or short story collection.

Previous winners include Andre Alexis, Emma Donoghue, Lawrence Hill, Alice Munro and Austin Clarke.

The finalists for the 2021 prize will be announced on Sept. 28, and the winner will be named on Nov. 3.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2021.

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