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2014 CBC Short Story Prize jury: Colin McAdam, Helen Humphreys, Kathleen Winter

Next week we will be revealing the Grand Prize winner of the 2014 CBC Short Story Prize. But first, we'd like to introduce you to the three great writers whose job it is to pick the winner.

Helen Humphreys is the award-winning author of four books of poetry, six novels, and two works of creative nonfiction. Her novel Afterimage won the 2000 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her most recent work is Nocturne (2013), a memoir about the life and death of her brother, Martin. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Colin McAdam is the author of three novels including A Beautiful Truth, which won the 2013 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His first book, Some Great Thing, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award and was a Governor General's Literary Award finalist. His second book, Fall, won the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. 

Kathleen Winter is a short story writer and novelist. Her book Annabel became a #1 bestseller in Canada and won the Thomas Head Raddall Award. It was also shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Governor General's Awards, and Orange Prize for Fiction. Annabel was also one of the five books in the running for this year's Canada Reads prize. Her Arctic travel memoir, Boundless, will appear in the fall of 2014. She lives in Montreal.

You can read the five stories on the shortlist for this years prize here. Until March 19 you can also vote for the one you would most like to see win. The Grand Prize, as determined by the jury, will be announced on March 24.

Photo credits: Lisa Myers (Colin McAdam)


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