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2014 Danuta Gleed Literary Award shortlist announced

Claire Battershill

Claire Battershill

The Writers’ Union of Canada has revealed the shortlist for the 18th annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award, which recognizes the best first English-language short-story collection by a Canadian author.

Author jury members Shani Mootoo, Susan Swan, and John Vigna selected the following finalists from 37 submissions:

  • Claire Battershill, Circus (McClelland & Stewart)
  • Rivka Galchen, American Innovations (HarperCollins Canada)
  • Eliza Robertson, Wallflowers (Hamish Hamilton Canada)
  • Mireille Silcoff, Chez L’Arabe (House of Anansi Press)
  • Janine Alyson Young, Hideout Hotel (Caitlin Press)

The winner will be presented with the $10,000 prize, and two runners-up with a $500 prize each, at the Writers’ Union of Canada’s OnWords conference on May 30.