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2014 Danuta Gleed Shortlist

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SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD The Writers' Union of Canada is pleased to announce the short list of nominees for the eighteenth annual DANUTA GLEED LITERARY AWARD. The Award recognizes the best first English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2014. The Award consists of cash prizes for the three best first collections, with a first prize of $10,000 and two additional prizes of $500. The jury this year comprised authors Shani Mootoo, Susan Swan, and John Vigna, who determined the short list from 37 collections submitted, some by seasoned writers, others by authors being published for the first time. Those finalists are:
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