Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize

I’m excited to share that Dirty Bird had been shortlisted for the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize. The $20,000 prize goes to the best work of fiction published by an Atlantic Canadian in the last year. Joining me on the shortlist are CanLit heavyweights Donna Morrissey and Russell Wangersky (who was shortlisted for the Giller last year). I am the definitely the underdog in the group and I’m sincerely shocked and honoured to be considered for a prize that has been awarded in the past to great writers, including David Adams Richards (who is considered a rockstar in my household).

More info to follow on related events including an appearance at Word on the Street in Halifax this fall.

The award will be handed out at a ceremony in Halifax on September 21st. You can read more about it here.

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