04/05/2011

D.W.Wilson nominated for national award.

UEA writer D.W. Wilson has received three nominations in the Fiction category of the annual Canadian National Magazine Awards. These are ‘The Persistence’, which was published in Prairie Fire, and two stories written during his MA year: ‘The Dead Roads’, which was the first runner-up in the PRISM International Fiction Contest, and ‘The Mathematics of Friedrich Gauss’, which was published in Grain. Dave, who is 26, was the inaugural winner of UEA’s Booker Foundation Scholarship and graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) last year. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing and his debut collection of short stories, ‘Once You Break a Knuckle’, is due to be published by Hamish Hamilton Canada later this year. His first novel, ‘Ballistics’, will follow in 2012.

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