Manitoba

Manitoba authors make 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize longlist

Two Manitoba authors have made the longlist for the 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize.

Glen Johnson, Donna Besel join 30 other writers on the longlist

Glen Johnson, of Winnipeg, made the longlist for his entry “George Orwell and The State Of My Personal Happiness."

Two Manitoba authors have made the longlist for the 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize.

Winnipeg's Glen Johnson and Donna Besel from Saint-Georges, Man., join 30 other writers on the longlist for the prize which recognizes short, unpublished, true stories.  

Donna Besel, of Lac du Bonnet, made the longlist for her entry “Father Knew Best."

Johnson is a writer and performance artist and previously published the book The Mystery of the Lost Lenore.

Besel has already accumulated many honours for her writing and leads writing workshops for all ages in the province. Her first book was Lessons from a Nude Man.  

The winner gets $6,000, publication in enRoute magazine and a 10-day residency at the Banff Centre.

The longlist was picked by a team of published Canadian authors including Tracey Lindberg and Taras Grescoe

The shortlist will be revealed on Sept. 14 and the winner will be announced on Sept. 21.