The Journey Prize Stories 15

Short Fiction from the Best of Canada's New Writers

Author Various
Paperback
$12.95 US
On sale Oct 14, 2003 | 200 Pages | 978-0-7710-4410-6
This is the fifteenth edition of The Journey Prize Anthology, retitled The Journey Prize Stories. It has established itself as Canada’s most popular fiction anthology, presenting the best new Canadian writers from coast to coast. As well as receiving high praise every year, it is an important indicator of up-and-coming writers. Past winners include Yann Martel, Elyse Gasco, Cynthia Flood, Alissa York, Kevin Armstrong, and Timothy Taylor. These writers and many others whose stories have appeared in the anthology – such as André Alexis, David Bergen, Dennis Bock, Terry Griggs, Elizabeth Hay, Steven Heighton, Elise Levine, Annabel Lyon, Lisa Moore, Nancy Richler, Madeleine Thien, and M.G. Vassanji – have gone on to single themselves out with novels or collections, and have won many of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards.

This fiction anthology sets itself apart from others in that editors of literary journals across the country submit what, in their view, is the most exciting writing in English that they have published in the previous year.

The winner of the $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, and the journal which published the winning piece, will be announced in the spring of 2004 as part of The Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Great Literary Awards event.
Congratulations to the Journey Prize: ix

Introduction: xvii

S.K. Johannesen
Resurrection (from Descant)

Charlotte Gill
Hush (from Grain Magazine)

Heather O’Neill
The Difference Between Me and Goldstein (from Broken Pencil)

Tim Mitchell
Night Finds Us (from Event)

Jacqueline Honnet
Conversion Classes(from filling Station)

Anne Fleming
Gay Dwarves of America (from The New Quarterly)

Jessica Grant
My Husband’s Jump (from The Malahat Review)

Dawn Rae Downton
Hansel and Gretel (from Grain Magazine)

Hilary Dean
The Lemon Stories (from This Magazine)

Avner Mandelman
Cuckoo (from Parchment)

Elyse Friedman
Truth (from The Malahat Review)

Rosaria Campbell
Reaching (from The Fiddlehead)

About the Authors
About the Contributing Journals
List of Previous Contributing Authors
The improbable life story of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) included a peculiarly gothic childhood in Ireland during which he was successively abandoned by his mother, his father and his guardian; two decades in the United States, where he worked as a journalist and was sacked for marrying a former slave; and a long period in Japan, where he married a Japanese woman and wrote about Japanese society and aesthetics for a Western readership. His ghost stories, which were drawn from Japanese folklore and influenced by Buddhist beliefs, appeared in collections throughout the 1890s and 1900s. He is a much celebrated figure in Japan. View titles by Various

About

This is the fifteenth edition of The Journey Prize Anthology, retitled The Journey Prize Stories. It has established itself as Canada’s most popular fiction anthology, presenting the best new Canadian writers from coast to coast. As well as receiving high praise every year, it is an important indicator of up-and-coming writers. Past winners include Yann Martel, Elyse Gasco, Cynthia Flood, Alissa York, Kevin Armstrong, and Timothy Taylor. These writers and many others whose stories have appeared in the anthology – such as André Alexis, David Bergen, Dennis Bock, Terry Griggs, Elizabeth Hay, Steven Heighton, Elise Levine, Annabel Lyon, Lisa Moore, Nancy Richler, Madeleine Thien, and M.G. Vassanji – have gone on to single themselves out with novels or collections, and have won many of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards.

This fiction anthology sets itself apart from others in that editors of literary journals across the country submit what, in their view, is the most exciting writing in English that they have published in the previous year.

The winner of the $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, and the journal which published the winning piece, will be announced in the spring of 2004 as part of The Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Great Literary Awards event.

Table of Contents

Congratulations to the Journey Prize: ix

Introduction: xvii

S.K. Johannesen
Resurrection (from Descant)

Charlotte Gill
Hush (from Grain Magazine)

Heather O’Neill
The Difference Between Me and Goldstein (from Broken Pencil)

Tim Mitchell
Night Finds Us (from Event)

Jacqueline Honnet
Conversion Classes(from filling Station)

Anne Fleming
Gay Dwarves of America (from The New Quarterly)

Jessica Grant
My Husband’s Jump (from The Malahat Review)

Dawn Rae Downton
Hansel and Gretel (from Grain Magazine)

Hilary Dean
The Lemon Stories (from This Magazine)

Avner Mandelman
Cuckoo (from Parchment)

Elyse Friedman
Truth (from The Malahat Review)

Rosaria Campbell
Reaching (from The Fiddlehead)

About the Authors
About the Contributing Journals
List of Previous Contributing Authors

Author

The improbable life story of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) included a peculiarly gothic childhood in Ireland during which he was successively abandoned by his mother, his father and his guardian; two decades in the United States, where he worked as a journalist and was sacked for marrying a former slave; and a long period in Japan, where he married a Japanese woman and wrote about Japanese society and aesthetics for a Western readership. His ghost stories, which were drawn from Japanese folklore and influenced by Buddhist beliefs, appeared in collections throughout the 1890s and 1900s. He is a much celebrated figure in Japan. View titles by Various

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