First Place – Damian Tarnopolsky The Defence
Runner Up – Marc-André Blanchard The Brothers Gentle
The Right by Alison Lawrence
Wine and Little Breads by Armin Wiebe
First Prize Winner Damian Tarnopolsky is the author of Goya’s Dog and Lanzmann and Other Stories. His fiction has been nominated for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Amazon.ca First Novel Award, Journey Prize, and the CBC Literary Award, among others, and his essays and reviews have appeared in The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Review of Books, Reader’s Digest, Atlantic Books Today, and elsewhere. He works as an editor at Slingsby and Dixon in Toronto and teaches writing to healthcare practitioners with the Centre for Faculty Development at St. Michael’s Hospital and at Massey College, where he was the Barbara Moon Fellow from 2016 to 2019.