15/03/2015

D.W. Wilson longlisted for CBC Short Story Prize

UEA alumnus D.W. (Dave) Wilson has been nominated for the 2015 CBC Short Story Prize for his short story ‘Mountain Under Sea’. Dave (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2010 and completed his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA last year. His first collection of short fiction, ‘Once You Break A Knuckle’, was published in 2011 and shortlisted for both the British Columbia Book Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. One of the stories, ‘Dead Roads’, was the winner of the 2011 BBC National Short Story Award. His first novel ‘Ballistics’ was published in 2013 and shortlisted for the 2014 Desmond Elliott Prize. The winner of the CBC Short Story Prize will be announced on April 13th and will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, publication in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine, and a ten-day writing residency at The Banff Centre. The four runners-up will each receive $1,000.

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