DW Wilson wins CBC Short Story Prize

UEA alumnus DW (Dave) Wilson has been announced as the winner of the 2015 CBC Short Story Prize.  He will receive $6,000 and a 10-day residency at the Banff Centre in Canada, and his winning story, Mountain Under Sea, will be published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine.  Dave (pictured) was born in British Columbia and joined UEA as the inaugural recipient of the Booker Foundation bursary.  He 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.  He currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of Victoria in Canada.

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