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First Place – Damian Tarnopolsky The Defence

Runner Up – Marc-André Blanchard The Brothers Gentle

Honourable Mentions

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 WalrusThe Globe and MailThe Toronto Review of BooksReader’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.