TORONTO – Charles Furan, author of Toronto, based on 11 books, won a $ 50,000 Fellowship Trust.
The fellowship is awarded to a promising writer to ease the burden of financial matters and to allow as much creative freedom as possible.
Foran was named for the 2018 meeting on Tuesday evening in a tie-up black gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, an event that is expected to raise more than $ 250,000 to support writers.
This is the last literary journal for Foran, whose accolades include the Henry Westson Writers' Guild Award for Fiction, the Charles Taylor Prize and the General Governor's Literature Prize.
A member of the Order of Canada swept the book awards in 2011 for his biography "Mordechai: Life & Times" about literary Mordechai Mordechai and Mordechai Reitzler.
Forn's bibliography also includes a book of exciting literary essays, the novel Planet Lolita on the age of the digital age and "The Last House of Ulster," a non-fiction story of a family in Northern Ireland.
The writers cited "Forn" as "an irreplaceable voice in Canadian literature, a powerful storyteller who helped us understand ourselves and the world around us one book, one article, one campaign at a time."
Among the writers of the previous writers: Eden Robinson, Michael Carmi and Miriam Tom.