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CBC 2011 Literary Award Shortlist

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The shortlists for the CBC Literary Awards have been announced. The lists are for three categories: Creative Nonfiction, Poetry and Short Story. The 15 texts were chosen from among 5,000 submissions received in both English and French. Congratulations to all of the finalists!

The English-Language Finalists:

Creative Nonfiction
Teri Leah Armitage (Watrous, SK) for "Mr. Taylor's Birthday Suit"
Leslie Beckmann (North Vancouver, BC) for "Tortfeasor"
Joseph Kertes (Toronto, ON) for "Records"
Gordon Portman (Brandon, MB) for "Ashes and Sky"
Gina Leola Woolsey (Vancouver, BC) for "My Best Friend"

Poetry
Shane Book (Nepean, ON) for "Almost Spain"
Brian Brett (Salt Spring Island, BC) for "To Your Scattered Bodies Go"
Mathew Henderson (Toronto, ON) for "Oilfield Poems"
Gerald Hill (Regina, SK) for "Natural Cause"
Sonnet L'Abbe (Vancouver, BC) for "Permanent Resident's Test"

Short Story
Meghan Adams (London, ON) for "Snapshots from My Father's Euthanasia Road Trip, or, Esau"
Meredith Hambrock (Vancouver, BC) for "All the Girls Love Jesus"
Corinne Stikeman (Toronto, ON) for "Birds That Streak the Sky"
Zoe Stikeman (Edmonton, AB) for "Before Didgey Asks Her To Marry Him"
Shay Wilson (Vancouver, BC) for "Waiting for the Night to End"

For more information and for a list of the French-language finalists, please go to the CBC website.

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