Synopses & Reviews
Canada’s most popular fiction anthology comes of age.
This is the eighteenth edition of the annual Journey Prize Stories. As well as receiving high praise every year, it is an important indicator of up-and-coming writers, presenting the most exciting new Canadian voices from coast to coast. Writers whose stories have appeared in the anthology — André Alexis, David Bergen, Michael Crummey, Elizabeth Hay, Annabel Lyon, Yann Martel, Lisa Moore, Eden Robinson, Timothy Taylor, Madeleine Thien, and M.G. Vassanji — have gone on to become winners or finalists of some of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards.
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 2007 as part of The Writers’ Trust Awards.
About the Author
is the author of two novels, most recently Ascension
. He lives in Vancouver, where he teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia.
Zsuzsi Gartner is an award-winning magazine journalist and the author of the fiction collection All the Anxious Girls on Earth. She lives in Vancouver.
Annabel Lyon is the author of two fiction collections, most recently The Best Thing for You. She is a frequent contributor to the Vancouver Sun and the Globe and Mail. She lives in Vancouver.