Writers’ Union Chair Aims to Improve Canada Council’s Definition of Literary Nonfiction

Erna Paris, Chair of the Writers’ Union, notes in her latest letter:

“Finally, we had an excellent meeting with two officers of the Canada Council about the possibility of improving the Council’s working definition of literary nonfiction. As you will appreciate, how a genre is defined and understood is critical to juries adjudicating prizes. The definition has been reworked and refined by a representative number of nonfiction authors subsequent to a motion put by Myrna Kostash at the last AGM, which included instructions that National Council negotiate the new language with prize-giving organizations.”

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