The Weston Prize finalists on fact and truth in non-fiction

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The Weston Prize finalists onstage at the International Festival of Authors. Image via @h4tf.


 
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On Sunday, October 21, the five finalists for the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction gathered at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto to discuss the art and science of non-fiction storytelling. The discussion turned into a debate about the difference, if any, between fact and truth in both journalism and memoir.

Rachel Giese, a senior editor at The Walrus, moderated the panel discussion. You can listen to highlights in the audio player above.

The winner of the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction will be announced at a gala event in Toronto on Monday, November 12. In the days leading up to the event, CBC Books will have the inside scoop on the prize, which is one of Canada's most lucrative book awards.






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