Last night, the winner of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers was announced. This being the first year the award is sponsored by the RBC Foundation, the ceremony was held, appropriately enough, in the 40th floor reception suite of the RBC building on Toronto’s Bay Street. Below are some photos from the event.
Marjorie Celona (back to camera), whose story Othello won this year’s award, is congratulated by judges Michelle Berry and Andrew Pyper. (The third judge, Natalee Caple, was unable to attend the event.)
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Anita Chong of McClelland & Stewart and nominee Grace O’Connell.
Agent Beverly Slopen, Penguin Canada’s Barbara Berson, and IFOA director Geoffrey Taylor.
Writers’ Trust of Canada executive director Don Oravec, Berry, Chris Kelly, chair of the Writers’ Trust board of directors, Pyper, and Iris Tupholme of HarperCollins Canada. In the background (left) is Martha Magor of Anne McDermid & Associates.
Celona thanks the judges and the Writers’ Trust for her win.