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The Journey Prize Stories 23

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Discover some of Canada's best new writers with this highly acclaimed annual anthology, made possible by the generosity of Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener.

For more than two decades, The Journey Prize Stories has been presenting the best short stories published each year by some of Canada's most exciting new writers. Previous contributors -- including such n
ebook, 240 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Emblem Editions (first published January 1st 2011)
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Andrew Kaufman
There were some excellent stories in here! Those by Miranda Hill, Jessica Westhead and Michelle Winters especially stood out for me. But, to be honest, there were also some others that were almost embarrassingly constructed from 100% University Survey Course Approved Whole Wheat CanLit. And the Winters story was the ONLY ONE that a moment of non-realism in it. In the whole collection!! But, overall, I enjoyed it much more than I thought I was going to, and if you're looking for a sharp collectio ...more
Some of my favourite Canadian short story writers: Michael Christie, Jessica Westhead, and D.W. Wilson plus some new (to me) writers. I think I want to read many more of these Journey Prize anthologies.
Ann Douglas
The standout story in this collection is Michelle Williams' Toupee (a story I'll be returning to again and again), but the collection, as always, is worth the price of admission.
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Alexander MacLeod is a Canadian writer, whose debut short story collection Light Lifting was a shortlisted nominee for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

The son of noted Canadian novelist and short story writer Alistair MacLeod, he was born in Inverness, Nova Scotia and raised in Windsor, Ontario, where his father taught at the University of Windsor. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, wh
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