Stages by Jason Jobin
2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize longlist
Jason Jobin has made the 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize longlist for Stages.
Jason Jobin grew up on an acreage in the Yukon wilderness. He did a BA and MFA in writing at the University of Victoria, where he studied fiction, nonfiction, poetry and developed his own course on how to rap. His fiction has won the Malahat Review's Jack Hodgins Founders' Award, earned a silver at the National Magazine Awards and been longlisted for the Fiddlehead Prize. For him, writing is a place to show the fallout of people in suddenly new situations. He lives and writes in Victoria, B.C., hard at work on a collection and a novel.
Entry in five-ish words
A fragmented cancer memoir.
The story's source of inspiration
"It was a difficult, very suffering-filled, but in the end crucial period of my life."
About the 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize
The winner of the 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.