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Skibsrud, Westhead among nominees for Danuta Gleed short fiction prize

The Writers’ Union of Canada has announced the shortlist for the 15th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, which recognizes a debut collection of short fiction published by a Canadian author in 2011. The nominees are:

This year’s jury comprised authors Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Robin McGrath, and Hal Niedzviecki, who determined the shortlist from 36 submissions. The winner, who receives a cash prize of $10,000, will be announced June 7, along with two runners-up, each of whom will receive $500.