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CBC Short Story Prize: The jury

Next week we will be revealing the shortlist for the 2012-2013 CBC Short Story Prize. But before we do that we'd like to introduce you to the three great writers on this year's jury.

Esi Edugyan’s most recent novel, Half Blood Blues, won the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize. It was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize. She has held fellowships in the U.S., Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Spain and Belgium. She lives in Victoria with her husband and daughter.

Vincent Lam’s debut novel, The Headmaster’s Wager, is the story of a Chinese gambler in Saigon during the Vietnam War. It was shortlisted for the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award. His collection of short stories, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was adapted for HBO. Vincent Lam is an emergency physician, and a Lecturer at the University of Toronto. 

Lawrence Hill is the author of seven books, including The Book of Negroes, winner of various awards including The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and Canada Reads. He will deliver the 2013 Massey Lectures, is finishing a new novel and co-writing the adaptation for a television miniseries of The Book of Negroes. He volunteers with Crossroads International and Book Clubs for Inmates, and lives in Hamilton, ON.

You can find out which longlisted stories will make the shortlist on Monday, March 11. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 26. It all happens here on Canada Writes. 
Photo credits: Barbara-Stoneham (Vincent Lam).

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