Fi­nal­ists named for Jour­ney prize

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A dark com­edy about academia and a tale that re­volves around a mother’s deathbed are among the fi­nal­ists for the Writ­ers’ Trust/McClel­land & Ste­wart Jour­ney Prize. The $10,000 award rec­og­nizes the year’s best short story by an emerg­ing Cana­dian writer.

Shashi Bhat, orig­i­nally from Rich­mond Hill, Ont., earns a spot for “Mute,” pub­lished in The Dal­housie Re­view. It’s de­scribed as “a darkly funny take on academia, lit­er­ary snob­bery, and pop­u­lar cul­ture.”

Greg Brown of Nanaimo, B.C., earns a spot for his in­ti­mate fam­ily drama “Love,” which re­volves around a mother’s deathbed. It was pub­lished in Pulp Lit­er­a­ture.

Also in the run­ning is Liz Harmer of Hamil­ton for “Never Pros­per,” pub­lished in The New Quar­terly. That tale ex­am­ines 29 min­utes of a pro­fes­sor’s life.

Each finalist re­ceives $1,000, and the pub­li­ca­tion that orig­i­nally pub­lished the win­ning en­try re­ceives $2,000.

The win­ner will be an­nounced Nov. 7 at the Writ­ers’ Trust Awards cer­e­mony held in Toronto’s Glenn Gould Stu­dio. Seven na­tional lit­er­ary awards and more than $260,000 in prize money will also be pre­sented dur­ing the cer­e­mony.

“The Jour­ney Prize Sto­ries,” a col­lec­tion of sto­ries that made the prize’s longlist, will be avail­able Sept. 25.

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