CBC Nonfiction Prize
This past week something truly marvelous happened. My story "Trust Exercise" won the 2017 CBC Nonfiction Prize! This prize includes $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The other shortlisted stories were all incredibly powerful, and I feel like the luckiest writer alive at the moment.
The jury, composed of David Bidini, Charlotte Gray, and Carmen Aguirre had these lovely words to say about my piece:
"'Trust Exercise' is an elegant reminder not only of the malleability of memory, but also of its interruptions. The writing here breathes like a series of long sighs, and there's a quiet to the prose the way a flame set to parchment is muted yet alive. The devil is in the details, sure, but this wry story of love glides and swoops, too."