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Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction Prize: the longlist

Without further ado, here are the 30 works on the longlist for the 2012-2013 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize (alphabetical by author).
Jessie Carson, Velvet. Face. Red. Church. (Ottawa, ON)
Alison ColvinDelhi to Brussels (Toronto, ON)

Kayla CzagaThe Women Here Have Never Heard of Curtain (Vancouver, BC)

Yutaka Dirks, Left and Leaving (Toronto, ON)

Katie Dorian, Szeretlek (Halifax, NS)

Rishma Dunlop,  Love and Cancer in the Candy Factory (Toronto, ON)

Terri Favro, Icarus (Toronto, ON)

Ashleigh Gaul, Swimming for Eggs (Cobalt, ON)

Jackie Gay, Between the Worlds (Victoria, BC)

Natalia Grayfer, Newcomer (Toronto, ON)

dee Hobsbawn-SmithElemental (Saskatoon, SK)

Matthew Hooton, This Tongue (Victoria, BC)

Will Johnson, Hamster Brain Soup (Halifax, NS)

Elizabeth Ledwosinska, Missing (Montreal, QC)

Jenny ManzerThe Boy with the Galloping Heart (Victoria, BC)

Jill MargoWhat Follows Beauty (Toronto, ON)

Lily-Cannelle Mathieu, Montréal-Catania (Montréal, QC)

Michelle MorinCrossing Stars and Taunting God (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC)

Christine Montgomery, Regrowth (London, ON)

Charlotte Musial, An Accidental Pas de Deux (Sydney, NS)

Jamie MylesIn an Instant (Toronto, ON)

Jeanie Oulton, The Sound of Being in Prison (Napanee, ON)
A.S. Penne, In The Blood (Sechelt, BC)

Priya Ramesh1947 (Calgary, AB)

Linda RosenbaumWolf Howling at Moon (Toronto, ON)

Cecily Ross, The Last Summer (Creemore, ON)

Kathryn Semcow, Hope in Hijab (High River, AB)

Mohan Srivastava, The Gods of Scrabble (Toronto, ON)

Laura Trunkey, Angus Gregor (Victoria, BC)

Candace Wu, The Pedagogue (Kelowna, BC)

CBC Radio, along with our partners the Canada Council for the ArtsAir Canada’s enRoute magazine, and The Banff Centre, would like to congratulate everyone who’s made the longlist! And a big thank you to everyone who participated this year.

This year’s readers were Kamal Al-Solaylee, Marcello Di Cintio, Joan Dixon, Christin Geall, Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Christopher Shulgan, Julija Sukys and John Vigna. We will be running Q&As with them over the next two weeks to find out how they tackled the challenge of reading all of this year’s entries.

Be sure to check back on July 8th when we will announce the shortlist for the prize.


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