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Creative Nonfiction Prize

Revealing the shortlist for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize

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CBC’s Canada Writes—with its partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre—is pleased to announce today the finalists for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize / Prix du récit Radio-Canada.   

The finalists' stories were selected from over 2,700 short stories that were received from across the country. 

The five English-language finalists are (alphabetically):

(click on the images below to read the shortlisted stories)


Terri Favro

Matthew Hooton

Jenny Manzer

Linda Rosenbaum

Mohan Srivastava




Read the shortlisted stories by clicking on the boxes above. As of today, you will have until 9 a.m (ET) on Monday, July 15 to vote for your favourite story. Although the results of this vote will not have any impact on the final outcome, the winner of the public vote will get bragging rights and will know that his/her story was voted as the favourite among Canadians. The Grand Prize winner, as selected by the jury, will be announced on Monday, July 22. The jury for this year’s CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize is Ross KingJJ Lee and Jan Wong

To find out the French shortlist, please visit http://www.radio-canada.ca/sujet/prix-litteraires-recit.

In addition to a cash prize of $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Grand Prize winner will receive a writing residency at The Banff Centre and will be published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine. The four other finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts. 




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