Tracey Lindberg, Michael Christie & Christy Ann Conlin to judge 2017 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
Tracey Lindberg, Michael Christie and Christy Ann Conlin comprise the three-person jury for the 2017 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, an annual $25,000 award given to the best novel or short story collection of the year.
The three members of this year's jury have appeared on various CanLit prize shortlists in recent years.
Christie's most recent novel is If I Fall, If I Die, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2015.
The Galiano, B.C.-based writer is also the author of the short story collection The Beggar's Garden, a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2011.
Conlin's first book Heave, published in 2002, was a finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and Dartmouth Book Award. The Wolfville, N.S. resident's most recent book is The Memento.
The finalists for the 2017 prize will be announced on Sept. 27, 2017, with the winners following on Nov. 14, 2017.