14/10/2013

Eliza Robertson shortlisted for the Journey Prize

UEA writer Eliza Robertson has been shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, which is worth $10,000 to the winner and $1,000 for each of the finalists. She is nominated for her story ‘My Sister Sang’, which was published earlier this year in ‘Grain’ magazine. Eliza (pictured) grew up on Vancouver Island, and studied writing and political science at the University of Victoria before joining the MA in Creative Writing (Prose) at UEA in 2011, where she received both the Booker Foundation Scholarship and the Curtis Brown Prize. She has twice previously been longlisted for the Journey Prize and was a finalist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize. Earlier this year she won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The winner of the Journey Prize will be announced at the annual Writers’ Trust Awards ceremony in Toronto on 20th November.

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