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Writers’ Union announces 2023 Danuta Gleed Literary Award shortlist

Five writers have been named to the 2023 Danuta Gleed Literary Award shortlist.

The annual award, administered by the Writers’ Union of Canada, recognizes the best first collection of short fiction published in English by a Canadian author.

The winner is awarded $10,000, and two additional writers receive $1,000 each. A jury comprised of Danila Botha, paulo da costa, and Souvankham Thammavongsa determined the five-writer shortlist from a total of 28 submitted collections.

This year’s shortlisted authors are:

The winners will be announced on June 11.