The Writers’ Union of Canada has announced the finalists for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, an annual prize that recognizes the best debut English-language collection for short fiction by a Canadian author. The winner, who receives $10,000, will be announced at TWUC’s OnWords Conference on May 31.
The finalists are:
- Théodora Armstrong, Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility (House of Anansi)
- Lisa Bird-Wilson, Just Pretending (Coteau Books)
- Astrid Blodgett, You Haven’t Changed a Bit (University of Alberta Press)
- Paul Carlucci, The Secret Life of Fission (Oberon Press)
- Eufemia Fantetti, A Recipe for Disaster & Other Unlikely Tales of Love (Mother Tongue Publishing)
A jury comprising authors Candas Jane Dorsey, Russell Wangersky, and Ian Williams selected the five collections from 28 submissions.