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Danuta Gleed Literary Award shortlist revealed

The Writers’ Union of Canada has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

The award recognizes the best first English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author. Authors Bill Gaston, Alexander MacLeod, and Carol Malyon made up this year’s jury and chose the shortlist from 29 submissions.

The nominees are:

  • Bobcat and Other Stories, Rebecca Lee (Hamish Hamilton Canada)
  • Ether Frolics, Paul Marlowe (Sybertooth Inc.)
  • The Iron Bridge, Anton Piatigorsky (Goose Lane Editions)
  • Floating Like the Dead, Yasuko Thanh (McClelland & Stewart)
  • Bull Head, John Vigna (Arsenal Pulp Press)
The winners for the three best collections will be announced on June 11.