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The Journey Prize Stories 20

The Best of Canada's New Writers

by Various, edited by Heather O'Neill; Neil Smith & Lynn Coady

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imprint: Emblem Editions
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“Considering the number of popular and prize-winning writers who have a Journey Prize as part of their resume, it’s no exaggeration to suggest that this volume is the future of Canadian writing. . . . And the future seems bright indeed.” — Robert Wiersema, Ottawa Citizen
The Journey Prize Stories is widely celebrated as the premiere showcase for new writing in Canada, and a virtual who’s who of up-and-coming literary talents. Readers of the anthology have consistently been among the first to discover such now well-known writers as André Alexis, David Bergen, Michael Crummey, Elizabeth Hay, Yann Martel, Lisa Moore, Heather O’Neill, Eden Robinson, Neil Smith, Timothy Taylor, Madeleine Thien, M.G. Vassanji, and Alissa York, among many others. With this twentieth edition, featuring an introduction by the jury and comments from a stellar group of high-profile past contributors, The Journey Prize Stories continues to take the pulse of Canada’s literary scene.

The stories included in the anthology are contenders for the $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. The winner will be announced in spring 2009.

About the Authors

Various

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Heather O'Neill

HEATHER O’NEILL is a novelist, short-story writer and essayist. Her work, which includes Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and Daydreams of Angels, has been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize in two consecutive years, and has won CBC Canada Reads, the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the Danuta Gleed Award. Born and raised in Montreal, O’Neill lives there today with her daughter.

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Neil Smith

HEATHER O’NEILL is a novelist, short-story writer and essayist. Her work, which includes Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and Daydreams of Angels, has been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize in two consecutive years, and has won CBC Canada Reads, the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the Danuta Gleed Award. Born and raised in Montreal, O’Neill lives there today with her daughter.

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Lynn Coady (b. 1970) grew up on Cape Breton Island and lived in New Brunswick before moving to Vancouver. Her first novel, Strange Heaven (Goose Lane, 1998), won the Dartmouth Book Award and was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Fiction. "Batter My Heart" appeared first in the Fiddlehead and is included in her second book, the story collection Play the Monster Blind (Doubleday Canada, 2000).
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Contributor Notes

The Editors of The Journey Prize Stories 20:

Lynn Coady is the acclaimed author of three novels, Strange Heaven, Saints of Big Harbour, and Mean Boy, and the fiction collection Play the Monster Blind. She is also the editor of Victory Meat: New Fiction from Atlantic Canada. She lives in Toronto.

Heather O’Neill’s Lullabies for Little Criminals won the CBC’s Canada Reads 2007 and the Hugh MacLennan Prize, and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award. A two-time nominee for The Journey Prize, O’Neill lives in Montreal.

Neil Smith’s Bang Crunch was a finalist for the Hugh MacLennan Prize. A three-time nominee for The Journey Prize, Smith has won first prize at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. He lives in Montreal.

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