Short Story Prize
Meet the jury for the CBC Short Story Prize
By this time next week, it will all be over. Out of the 10 finalists, one will be named Grand Prize Winner and four others will be runners-up. The people who make the final decision are among our country’s best writers (one is even a former winner!).
Presenting the three jury members for the 2011-2012 CBC Short Story Prize:
Montreal native Peter Behrens lives in Maine and Texas. His first novel, The Law of Dreams, won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction in 2006 and is published in nine languages. The O’Briens, his second novel, is published in Canada by House of Anansi and by Pantheon in the US (March, 2012). He was educated at Concordia, McGill, and Stanford, where he held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship.
Alison Pick is the author of four books, most recently the novel Far to Go, long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award. Far to Go was named a Top 10 Book of 2010 by NOW and the Toronto Star, and has been optioned for film. Rights have been sold in Canada, Quebec, the US, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Brazil and the Czech Republic. Currently on Faculty at the Humber School for Writers' Creative Writing by Correspondence Program, Alison Pick lives in Toronto where she is at work on a memoir.
Michael Winter has published thirty-one short stories and four novels. His latest book, The Death of Donna Whalen, was derived from court transcripts. It was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. In 2004 he won the Short Story category of the CBC Literary Awards and bought a very old house with the prize money (his father says you get what you pay for). Michael lives in Roncesvalles, a town near Toronto.
Find out which short stories won this year’s prizes on Monday, March 26. It all happens here on Canada Writes.
Photo credits: Ryan Goodrich (Peter Behrens), Kevin Kelly (Alison Pick)