Heather Birrell nominated for the 2006 Journey Prize

Heather Birrell has been shortlisted for The Writers' Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize for her short story, 'BriannaSusannaAlana', published in The New Quarterly. The Journey Prize is an annual award of $10,000 given to the best short story by a new ane developing writer that had its first publication in a Canadian literary journal the preceding year. Birrell competes for the prize with fellow writers Lee Henderson ('Conjugation') and Martin West ('Cretacea').

The Journey Prize winner is announced March 7, 2007. You may want to read Heather Birrell's earlier collection of short stories, I Know You Are But What Am I? to see what all the buzz is about.

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