2012 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers Winner

 Jen Neale

Jen Neale
“Elk-Headed Man”

Jury Citation

"'Elk-Headed Man' has it all: pure imaginative power, sharp humour, emotional honesty and real insight. Throw in a hard-to-resist main character – he’s the strong silent type – and add a few flourishes of raw writerly style and you get a finely crafted story that re-plants the hot seed of Latin American magic realism into the cold heart of the Canadian wilderness."

About the Author

Jen Neale is a 28-year-old writer living in Vancouver. Her work has appeared in OCW Magazine and the collection of short fiction Writing Without Direction (Clark-Nova Books). Neale is working toward an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, and is the Executive Editor (Circulation and Promotion) of PRISM international. “Elk-Headed Man” includes characters from her novel-in-progress.





Woodcock Fund



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


May 16 for books published between Mar 14 and May 15, 2018


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