2013 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers Honour of Distinction


Barry Webster

Jury Citation

If only the world were as limitless and magnificent as the one artfully written in Barry Webster's The Lava In My Bones. Lovers swallowing rocks to express their mutual adoration, honey flow instead of sweat—Barry's imagination is relentless and unpredictable, eroding our everyday sensibilities, only to uncover something grander, something sweeter.

About the Author

Barry Webster is a classically trained pianist and writer of both fiction and non-fiction. His first book won the ReLit Award for the best collection of Canadian short fiction published in 2005. He has lived for extended periods of time in Barcelona, London, Banff, and Berlin, where he was staying the night the Wall fell. Originally from Toronto he now resides in East Montreal.



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