Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
This year, I was twice a finalist in the National Magazine Awards in the same category, and took home a Silver Medal for “In Anna Karenina Furs,” published in Maisonneuve.
Thanks to Drew Nelles, and also to Katherine Ashenburg, Ian Brown, Victor Dwyer, and my co-participants in the Banff Literary Journalism program, 2012.
Thursday, June 28th, 2012
I had the honour of acting as a reader for this year’s CBC Creative Nonfiction contest. Here’s my Q and A.
Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Congratulations to Jane Silcott, who has won the CNFC’s Readers’ Choice Award for 2012 for her wonderful piece on menopause in 18 Bridges. Jane is also nominated for National and Western Magazine Awards for this terrific essay.
Friday, October 14th, 2011
What an honour to find Pathologies on Charlotte Gill’s recommended reading list at Canadian Bookshelf. She calls it a “literary antidote” to the lately much-abused memoir. Can’t help but like that!
Charlotte’s most recent book is Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe, which was recently shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize.
Friday, March 11th, 2011
….winner of the Edna Award for Creative Nonfiction from The New Quarterly. I was the judge. The award was presented last night in Toronto. I guarantee that Heather’s piece, “The Mr. Shredder Man,” will make you laugh even as it shreds your heart. It’s wry, wise, and beautifully wrought. You can find it in The New Quarterly Xtra.
My task was to pick just one winner from a selection of thirteen of the best nonfiction pieces published in the previous year. I had a hard time narrowing the field. So congratulations also to The New Quarterly’s many wonderful nonfiction contributors, and to editor Kim Jernigan, for consistently publishing such interesting work.