The WFNB Nonfiction Award
The Writers' Federation of New Brunswick Book Prize recognizes the best book of nonfiction published by a New Brunswick resident in a given year. Since 2015 the prize has been sponsored by the Brennan family on behalf of the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick.
WFNB began three decades ago as a few friends gathered in a writers’ living room. Today, we’re a province-wide organization with 300 members living in every corner of New Brunswick.
2022 - Rowan McCandless
Rowan McCandless writes from Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg. A finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award in nonfiction, Rowan is also a co-winner of the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book (2022). Her award-winning writing has appeared in various anthologies and journals. In 2018, she was long-listed for the Journey Prize and won the Constance Rooke CNF prize. In 2020, she received gold with the National Magazine Awards. Rowan is the Creative Nonfiction editor with The Fiddlehead magazine. Her debut book, Persephone’s Children, is a mosaic memoir about Rowan’s odyssey as a Black, biracial woman escaping the stranglehold of domestic abuse. Follow Rowan on Twitter (@rowanmccandless), Instagram (rowanmccandlesswrites) or online (rowanmccandlesswrites.com).
2021 - Julie Sedivy
2020 - Naomi Lewis