Wednesday, May 28, 2014 |
Erin Frances Fisher won the 2014 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers for her short story "Girl". Fisher received $5,000 for the award, which honours writers that are under the age of 35 and unpublished in book form. It alternates annually between short fiction and poetry.
"A visceral tale guaranteed to make you shiver, 'Girl' reminds us of the truth that humans are more than blood and bone," read the jury's citation. "With a surprising and perfect ending, flawless sentences throughout, and a consistently realistic tone, this short story is as vast and satisfying as a great novel. Erin Frances Fisher is a writer you will see again."
The other two finalists were Montreal's Leah Jane Esau for her story "Dream Interpretation," and Montreal/Toronto-based Jakub Stachurski for "Screen Capture." The two runners-up will receive $1,000.
This year's finalists were picked from 133 blind submissions by novelists Michelle Berry, Diane Schoemperlen, and Tanis Rideout. You can download each nominated story through iBooks.