This annual prize recognizes the best in Canadian non-fiction, the winner will be revealed on November 14th, 2017.
All We Leave Behind follows the desperate family as they become caught up in the largest refugee crisis since the 1940s. With clear, page-turning prose, Off embarks on a rigorous and honest examination of her role in the family’s fate, first as a journalist, but ultimately as a friend, when she crosses the line of dispassionate reportage and becomes deeply involved in their bid to reach Canada. The book is an insightful contemplation of journalism’s mission, and its impact on the lives of the people who dare to speak out in the name of truth.” -2017 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction jury Susan Harada, Arno Kopecky, and Siobhan Roberts
For more information about the finalists and the prize, please visit Writerstrust.com/Weston-Prize-Finalists-17
Congratulations on this wonderful achievement, Carol!