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Five story collections vying for this year’s Danuta Gleed Literary Award

Zalika Reid-Benta

The Writers’ Union of Canada has announced the five finalists for this year’s Danuta Gleed Literary Award. The prize recognizes the best debut collection of English-language short fiction by a Canadian author.

The jury, comprising authors Lesley Choyce, Norma Dunning, and Djamila Ibrahim, selected the finalists from 24 collections submitted. The winner, who will be announced in June, receives $10,000 with two runners-up receiving $500 each.

The finalists are: