Synopses & Reviews
“Considering the number of popular and prize-winning writers who have a Journey Prize as part of their resume, its 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 whos 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 ONeill, 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 Canadas 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 Author
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 ONeills Lullabies for Little Criminals won the CBCs Canada Reads 2007 and the Hugh MacLennan Prize, and was a finalist for the Governor Generals Award and the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award. A two-time nominee for The Journey Prize, ONeill lives in Montreal.
Neil Smiths 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.