2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers Winner

 

Alex Leslie 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize winner




Alex Leslie

















Jury Citation 

With assured debuts in two genres, Alex Leslie melds remarkable acuity of vision with a refreshing eagerness for formal experimentation. She’s at once a writer’s writer and an accomplished teller of tales. People Who Disappear, her artfully gritty and ultimately uplifting story collection, presents fresh and nuanced portraits of West Coast living far from the affluence and rhythms of the city. In rendering the inhabitants of The things I heard about you’s enticing prose poems – solitary ferry rider, outlier schoolgirl, river’s edge creature, and pariah scrounger – Leslie displays a tremendous gift for compassion that’s equal to a talent for technique.

About the Author

Alex Leslie is the author of the short story collection People Who Disappear, which was nominated for the 2013 Lambda Award for Debut Fiction and a 2013 ReLit Award, as well as a collection of prose poems, The things I heard about you, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Robert Kroestch Award for Innovative Poetry. Leslie has edited issues of Poetry Is Dead magazine (2012) and The Incongruous Quarterly (2012). She lives in Vancouver.
 

 


  
 
 

Woodcock Fund
Applications

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Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
First Deadline

July 5, 2017


Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
Third Deadline

July 19, 2017



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