04/03/2012

DW Wilson shortlisted for CBC Short Story Prize

DW Wilson
UEA writer DW (Dave) Wilson has been shortlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize for his story ‘One More Thing Coming Undone’. The winner of the prize, which will be announced on March 26, will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and publication in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine. He or she will also receive a two-week writing residency at of The Banff Centre in Alberta, and will be interviewed on CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter. Dave (pictured) joined UEA in 2009 as the inaugural recipient of the Booker Foundation bursary, and is currently completing his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing under the supervision of Andrew Cowan and Stephen Benson. His debut collection of stories, ‘Once You Break A Knuckle’ was published by Hamish Hamilton in Canada last year and will be coming out with Bloomsbury in the UK this spring. Dave was the 2011 winner of the BBC National Short Story Award for ‘The Dead Roads’, which was written during his MA year and is included in his collection.

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