Polly Horvath wins Vicky Metcalf Award

Toronto – November 3, 2010 – Last night in Toronto’s Isabel Bader Theatre, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the winners of six literary prizes and presented $147,000 to the authors at the 10th annual Writers’ Trust Awards, one of the richest literary prize-giving events in Canada. Polly Horvath was the recipient of the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature ($20,000). The award is given to a a writer of children’s literature for a body of work. The jury this year included Deirdre Baker, Julie Johnston and Judith Saltman.

About the Writers’ Trust of Canada
The Writers’ Trust of Canada is a charitable organization that supports Canadian writers and writing through various programs, including literary awards, financial grants, workshops, scholarships, and a writers’ retreat. Canada’s writers receive more financial support from the Writers’ Trust than from any other non-governmental organization or foundation in the country.

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Becky Toyne
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