CBC Literary Prizes

Esi Edugyan, Iain Reid and Lisa Moore to judge 2019 CBC Short Story Prize

The winner will receive $6,000, a two-week writing residency in Banff and will have their work published on CBC Books. The finalists will be announced in spring 2019.
Esi Edugyan, Iain Reid and Lisa Moore are the 2019 CBC Short Story Prize jury. (Tamara Poppitt/Rob Whelan/Heather Barrett)

Esi Edugyan, Iain Reid and Lisa Moore will judge the 2019 CBC Short Story Prize.

The CBC Short Story Prize recognizes unpublished Canadian fiction. The winning author will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their work published on CBC Books. Four finalists will win $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.

The 2019 finalists will be announced in the spring.

Esi Edugyan's latest novel, Washington Black, is on the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist and the Man Booker Prize shortlist. Her previous novel, Half-Blood Blues, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2011. Half-Blood Blues was also a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction and was defended by Donovan Bailey on Canada Reads 2014. 

Iain Reid is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of nonfiction and two bestselling thriller novels. I'm Thinking of Ending Things, his first novel, was published in more than 20 countries and is being adapted to film for Netflix by Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Foe, his second novel, is currently in development with Anonymous Content, the production company behind Oscar-winning films Spotlight and The Revenant.  

Lisa Moore is a Newfoundland-based writer. Her books include February, which won Canada Reads 2013 when it was defended by Trent McClellan, Caught, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2013 and was made into a miniseries for CBC television, and the YA novel Flannery.  Her latest book is the short story collection Something for Everyone, which is currently on the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist.

Last year's winner was Leah Mol for Lipstick Day. You can read the entire 2018 shortlist here.

Other past CBC Literary Prize winners include Michael Winter, Frances Itani and Michael Ondaatje.

Radio-Canada announced the jury for the Prix de la nouvelle 2019 earlier this month.

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