MONTREAL AUTHOR WINS WRITERS' TRUST FELLOWSHIP

Nov 15, 2019

By Andy Johnson

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Montreal author Heather O’Neill has won the $50,000 Writers’ Trust Fellowship, awarded to a promising writer to ease the burden of financial concerns and allow for more creative freedom.

The 46-year old is an acclaimed novelist, short-story writer and essayist who received the honour at a black-tie fundraiser in Toronto last night that was expected to bring in some $350,000 for Writers’ Trust programming.

O’Neill received consecutive nods for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her 2014 novel “The Girl Who Was Saturday Night” and 2015 short-story collection “Daydreams of Angels.”

Past Writers’ Trust fellows include Michael Crummey, Miriam Toews, Eden Robinson and Charles Foran.

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