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Canada Writes Announces the Finalists for the 2014 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize

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The English-language finalists for the 2014 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize were announced yesterday by Canada Writes and its partners, the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre. The five finalists were selected by this year's jury, Carolyn Abraham, Denise Chong and David Macfarlane, out of more than 1800 submitted stories.

The finalists are:

  • Jennifer Clark of Calgary, Alberta for February
  • Brandee Eubank of New Brigden, Alberta for Some Distant World
  • Sarah Habben of St. Albert, Alberta for Where I Am From
  • Patti-Kay Hamilton of Fort Smith, Northwest Territories for The Hunter and the Swan
  • Patricia Webb of Port Moody, British Columbia for Second Time Around
  • In addition to a cash prize of $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Grand Prize winner will receive a two-week writing residency at The Banff Centre and will be published in Air Canada's enRoute magazine. The four other finalists will each receive $1000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and will be published on the Canada Writes website.

    All shortlisted stories are available for reading on the Canada Writes website. The public is invited to share their comments and vote for their favourite story in advance of the jury's verdict on Monday, July 28. To find out the French-language finalists for the Prix du récit Radio-Canada, please visit the Radio-Canada website.

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