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Journey Prize Stories: Short Fiction from the Best of Canada's New Writers #19: The Journey Prize Stories 19: The Best of Canada's New Writersby Caroline Adderson
Synopses & Reviews
Take the pulse of Canada’s literary scene with the country’s most popular fiction anthology.
This is the nineteenth edition of the celebrated Journey Prize Stories, the pre-eminent showcase for Canada’s finest up-and-coming literary voices. Readers of the anthology were among the first to discover such writers as André Alexis, David Bergen, Dennis Bock, Michael Crummey, Elizabeth Hay, Yann Martel, Lisa Moore, Heather O’Neill, Eden Robinson, Neil Smith, Timothy Taylor, Madeleine Thien, and M.G. Vassanji, among others. Now completely redesigned, and featuring an introduction by the jury and authors’ comments on the inspirations for their stories, The Journey Prize Stories continues to live up to its reputation for presenting the most exciting new writers from coast to coast.
The stories included in the anthology are contenders for the $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, which is made possible by James A. Michener’s generous donation of his Canadian royalty earnings from his novel Journey (M&S, 1988). The winner will be announced in the spring of 2008 as part of the Writers’ Trust Awards.
For almost two decades, The Journey Prize Stories has been taking the pulse of Canadas literary scene, presenting the best stories published each year by some of our most exciting up-and-coming writers.
Among the stories this year: A holdup marks the beginning of a spectacularly ill-fated romance between a free spirit and a man with the heart and soul of “a criminal born.” When her young imagination is captured by a photo of a Hungarian refugee child, a girl becomes determined to make the orphan a part of her familys life. In a story set in Venice, amid complications both legal and romantic, a Canadian expat comes to understand the restless path his fathers life has taken. A boy discovers something about fame, mortality, and triple force fields when the kids in his neighbourhood vie for a coveted spot on an arcade games high-scores list. In a modern fairytale with a twist, a woman who is always cold is given an unexpected gift. A near-drowning in the Indian Ocean reveals difficult truths to a documentary filmmaker during what is supposed to be a career-advancing trip.
About the Author
Caroline Adderson is the award-winning author of two novels, A History of Forgetting and Sitting Practice, and two collections of short fiction, Bad Imaginings and Pleased to Meet You. She is the 2007 recipient of the Marian Engel Award. She lives in Vancouver.
David Bezmozgis is the award-winning author of Natasha and Other Stories. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Harpers, The New Yorker, and The Walrus, and has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, 2005. He lives in Toronto.
Dionne Brand is a multi-award-winning poet, novelist, and essayist, and a professor of English at the University of Guelph. In 2006, her poetry collection Inventory was shortlisted for the Governor Generals Award, her novel What We All Long For won the Toronto Book Award, and Brand herself received the Harbourfront Festival Prize for her contribution to the world of books and writing. She lives in Toronto.
Table of Contents
Reading the 2007 Journey Prize Stories
By Caroline Adderson, David Bezmozgis, Dionne Brand
Swimming in Zanzibar (from The Antigonish Review)
Andrew J. Borkowski
Twelve Versions of Lech (from Grain Magazine)
OZY (from PRISM international)
How Eunice Got Her Baby (from The Fiddlehead)
Respite (from The Malahat Review)
Jean Van Loon
Stardust (from Queens Quarterly)
Chilly Girl (from Exile)
My Hungarian Sister (from Maisonneuve Magazine)
After Summer (from Geist)
High-water Mark (from The New Quarterly)
The Curve of the Earth (from The Fiddlehead)
About the Authors
About the Contributing Journals
List of Previous Contributing Authors
What Our Readers Are Saying