Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that Nothing Will Be Different by Tara McGowan-Ross is a finalist for the 2022 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. This title was published under the Rare Machines imprint, a bold and contemporary imprint of Dundurn Press that seeks to publish works of literary fiction and poetic nonfiction that are playful, unusual, daring, or innovative.
Tara McGowan-Ross is an urban Mi’kmaw multidisciplinary artist and writer. She is the host of Drawn & Quarterly’s Indigenous Literatures Book Club and a critic of experimental and independent Montreal theatre. Tara lives in Montreal.
Nothing Will Be Different is a neurotic party girl’s coming-of-age memoir about learning to live before getting ready to die. In the autumn following her twenty-seventh birthday, McGowan-Ross discovers a lump in her left breast that sparks a journey of rigorous selfquestioning. Having struggled with sobriety, monogamy, and mental health, she begins an intellectual assessment of her life to justify a short existence filled with questionable choices.
The Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction is given annually for excellence in the category of literary nonfiction, which includes essays, history, biography, memoir, commentary, and criticism. The winning book demonstrates a distinctive voice, as well as a persuasive and compelling command of tone, narrative, style, and technique. The prize has been sponsored by The Hon. Hilary M. Weston since 2011 and is funded by the Weston Family Foundation. To find out more about the awards, click here.