Quill and Quire

Writing Life

Tales from the shortlist: Q&As with the Canadian finalists for the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction

Ahead of the May 13 announcement of this year’s winner, Q&Q caught up with Eleanor Catton, Claudia Dey, and Janika Oza to find what significance the prize has for them and what stories they sought to tell in their shortlisted novels. 

Carol Shields Prize for Fiction shortlisted authors on their work and what being shortlisted means to them

The five writers shortlisted for the prize hail from different parts of the continent and their books differ widely in style and form, but each work contains important stories its author needed to tell.