David Huebert wins the 2016 CBC Short Story Prize

Huebert will receive $6,000 and a 10-day writing residency at The Banff Centre. His story will be published in Air Canada enRoute magazine.

David Huebert has won the 2016 CBC Short Story Prize for "Enigma."

As the grand prize winner, Huebert will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and his story will be published in Air Canada enRoute magazine. He will also receive a 10-day writing residency at The Banff Centre.

The jury was comprised of writers Greg Hollingshead, Padma Viswanathan and Richard Van Camp. Here's what they had to say about "Enigma":

"A woman must end the life of her beloved horse. A paean to intimacy and to things rarely seen, 'Enigma' is an eloquent meditation on the mystery of life and death, love and grief, both human and animal. This is a vivid personal narrative of remarkable spiritual and emotional grace."

Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Huebert now lives in London, Ontario. He is the author of the poetry collection We Are No Longer the Smart Kids in Class. His fiction has appeared in such magazines as Grain, Broken Pencil, subTerrain and The Puritan. 

The French winner of the Prix de la nouvelle 2016 was also announced. Find out more here.


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