Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Finalist

Kathleen WinterAnnabelKathleen Winter

House of Anansi Press

About the Book

In 1968, in remote coastal Labrador, a child is born who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once. The three people who know the secret – the baby’s parents and a trusted neighbour – decide to raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows to adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting culture of his father, his shadow-self – a girl he thinks of as Annabel – is never entirely extinguished, and is secretly nurtured by the women in his life.

About the Author

Kathleen Winter has written dramatic and documentary scripts for Sesame Street and CBC Television. Her first collection of short stories, boYs, was the winner of the Winterset Award and Metcalfe-Rooke Award. Her brother, Michael Winter, is also nominated for this prize. A long-time resident of St. John’s, Newfoundland, she now lives in Montreal.


Writers' Trust Fellowship
Nomination Deadline

May 20, 2016

Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
Second Deadline

May 25, 2016
For books published between
March 23 - May 24

Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
Second Deadline

May 25, 2016
For books published between
March 23 - May 24

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing  
First Deadline

June 15, 2016
For books published between
Jan 1 - June 14

Woodcock Fund



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