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: