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Emily Bossé completed her Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick in 2014. “Last Animal Standing on Gentleman’s Farm” is her first piece of published fiction. Her first full-length play, Cocaine Plane! was produced by The Next Folding Theater Company in March 2015. She is currently working on several plays and a collection of short stories entitled Here Comes Happiness.

Award History

2015 Finalist

Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
for Last Animal Standing on Gentleman’s Farm

Jury Citation

“‘Last Animal Standing on Gentleman’s Farm’ by Emily Bossé is an interwoven story of time and place that is ambitiously executed. A young man—lost and craving reinvention—inherits an uncle’s farm. So begins his illumination into his past. It is a story that shocks the reader, makes us laugh, and even bewilders. It’s exciting stuff! Like the chickens, pigs, goats, and dog that freeze solid in the story, the characters themselves become frozen into moral archetypes. Brutally stark, nuanced, and compelling, this short story stood out for its funny and passionate exploration of the human spirit.” — 2015 Journey Prize Jury (Anthony De Sa, Tanis Rideout, and Carrie Snyder)

Works recognized by WT

Last Animal Standing on Gentleman’s Farm