Charlotte Gray, Mary Lawson, Noah Richler and Rudy Wiebe are among the finalists for this year’s Writers’ Trust Awards, worth a total of $123,000.


Some nominees this year:


•Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize ($15,000): Peter Behrens (Brooklin, Maine) for The Law of Dreams; Rawi Hage (Montreal) for DeNiro’s Game; Catherine Hanrahan (Vancouver) for Lost Girls and Love Hotels; Kenneth J. Harvey (Burnt Head, N.L.) for Inside; Mary Lawson (Kingston-upon-Thames, U.K.) for The Other Side of the Bridge.


•The Nereus Writers’ Trust Non-fiction Prize ($15,000): Charlotte Gray (Ottawa) for Reluctant Genius: The Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell; Barbara Kingscote (Innisfail, Alta.) for “Ride the Rising Wind: One Woman’s Journey Across Canada; Noah Richler (Toronto) for This Is My Country, What’s Yours? A Literary Atlas of Canada; Dragan Todorovic (Coventry, U.K.) for The Book of Revenge: A Blues for Yugoslavia; Rudy Wiebe (Edmonton) for Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest.