The 2020 shortlist for the $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award, celebrating debut short-fiction collections, has been announced. The award will be presented May 27 at 3 p.m. on the Writer’s Union of Canada’s Facebook page.
The shortlist was selected from 20 submissions by a jury comprised of Lisa Bird-Wilson, Ian Colford, and Zalika Reid-Benta. Two runners-up will also receive $1,000.
- Frances Boyle, Seeking Shade (The Porcupine’s Quill)
- Kaie Kellough, Dominoes at the Crossroads (Véhicule Press)
- Sidura Ludwig, You Are Not What We Expected (Astoria/House of Anansi Press)
- Souvankham Thammavongsa, How to Pronounce Knife (McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House Canada)
- Jack Wang, We Two Alone (Astoria/House of Anansi Press)