TANYA TALAGA NAMES ALICIA ElLIOTT RBC TAYLOR PRIZE EMERGING WRITER FOR 2018

2018_emerging_writer

THE CHARLES TAYLOR FOUNDATION and RBC Wealth Management are pleased to announce that Alicia Elliott is the fifth recipient of its annual Emerging Writer Award. The Brantford, Ontario writer was chosen by Tanya Talaga, winner of the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for her book Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City. The Award consists of a $10,000 cash prize and mentorship by Ms. Talaga.
     RBC Taylor Prize Founder Noreen Taylor commented: “RBC Wealth Management and the Charles Taylor Foundation has had much discussion about what makes an Emerging Author. When we look at Alicia Elliott we see a strong fearless writer who has an impressive background as an editor, an essayist and is a dedicated Indigenous journalist writing about the issues facing Indigenous peoples in Canada. She has developed a deep passion for the truth, wherever it takes her. At the same time we are impressed with her facility of language. This award is intended to give Alicia the freedom to keep writing and growing her skills while her first book is traveling along the long winding road to publication.”
     Vijay Parmar, president of RBC PH&N Investment Counsel added: “On behalf of RBC Wealth Management, we congratulate Alicia Elliott on being named this year’s RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award recipient and look forward to celebrating her future successes. We are proud to support this Award which helps Canada’s aspiring writers advance their career and bridge the gap from emerging to established by providing much needed exposure, funding and mentorship opportunities.”
     "Alicia is the voice of our youth, the next generation. She is lyrical, heart-felt and she tells searing truths of Canada today, truths we all need to listen to," said Tanya Talaga.
     Alicia Elliot added, “I've been in a bit of a daze since I heard the news. It's incredibly humbling to be honoured with the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer Award and especially to be chosen by someone I admire as much as Tanya. What a gift!”
     Alicia Elliott is a Tuscarora writer living in Brantford, Ontario with her husband and daughter. Her writing has been published by The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, CBC, Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, Maisonneuve, Today’s Parent and Reader’s Digest. She’s currently Associate Nonfiction Editor at Little Fiction | Big Truths and is a consulting editor with The New Quarterly. Her essay, “A Mind Spread Out on the Ground” won a National Magazine Award. She is the 2017-2018 Geoffrey and Margaret Andrew Fellow at UBC, working with their Creative Writing Department.


Also see our 2018 Emerging Writer page



WHAT’S
NEW


2018
Emerging
Writer
announced

READ MORE




KEY
DATES


LONGLIST
FOR THE
2019 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
December 5,
2018

SHORTLIST
FOR THE
2019 PRIZE
ANNOUNCED

Wednesday,
January 9,
2019

WINNER
FOR THE
2019 PRIZE ANNOUNCED

Monday,
March 4,
2019


FOLLOW
US ON
TWITTER



Login