Synopses & Reviews
This is the fifteenth edition of The Journey Prize Anthology
, retitled The Journey Prize Stories.
It has established itself as Canadas most popular fiction anthology, presenting the best new Canadian writers from coast to coast. As well as receiving high praise every year, it is an important indicator of up-and-coming writers. Past winners include Yann Martel, Elyse Gasco, Cynthia Flood, Alissa York, Kevin Armstrong, and Timothy Taylor. These writers and many others whose stories have appeared in the anthology - such as André Alexis, David Bergen, Dennis Bock, Terry Griggs, Elizabeth Hay, Steven Heighton, Elise Levine, Annabel Lyon, Lisa Moore, Nancy Richler, Madeleine Thien, and M.G. Vassanji - have gone on to single themselves out with novels or collections, and have won many of Canadas most prestigious literary awards.
This fiction anthology sets itself apart from others in that editors of literary journals across the country submit what, in their view, is the most exciting writing in English that they have published in the previous year.
The winner of the $10,000 Writers Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, and the journal which published the winning piece, will be announced in the spring of 2004 as part of The Writers Trust of Canadas Great Literary Awards event.
About the Author
The selection jury:
Michelle Berry is the author of the short story collections How to Get There from Here and Margaret Lives in the Basement, and the novels What We All Want and Blur. She lives in Toronto.
Timothy Taylor is the author of the novel Stanley Park, a finalist for the 2001 Giller Prize, and the fiction collection Silent Cruise. With two stories on the Journey Prize shortlist in 2000, Taylor won the award that year, and is the only writer to date to have three stories published in a single edition of The Journey Prize Anthology. He lives in Vancouver.
Michael Winter is the author of two short story collections, One Last Good Look and Creaking in Their Skins, and the novel This All Happened, winner of the Winterset Award and a finalist for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize. He divides his time between St. Johns and Toronto.
Table of Contents
Congratulations to the Journey Prize: ix
Resurrection (from Descant)
Hush (from Grain Magazine)
The Difference Between Me and Goldstein (from Broken Pencil)
Night Finds Us (from Event)
Conversion Classes(from filling Station)
Gay Dwarves of America (from The New Quarterly)
My Husbands Jump (from The Malahat Review)
Dawn Rae Downton
Hansel and Gretel (from Grain Magazine)
The Lemon Stories (from This Magazine)
Cuckoo (from Parchment)
Truth (from The Malahat Review)
Reaching (from The Fiddlehead)
About the Authors
About the Contributing Journals
List of Previous Contributing Authors