2019 FinalistWriters’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
for Every True Artist
"With humour as dry as the desert landscape it is set in, 'Every True Artist' explores the absurdity of artistic creation. Yula Curtain experiences something familiar to many emerging artists: a residency gone wrong. Despite an AWOL residency coordinator, hostile locals, and derelict motel housing, her arid surroundings give her a bounty of inspiration in unexpected ways. Kai Conradi expertly paints this side-splitting tale of an amateur about to embark on the (mis)adventure of a lifetime."
—2019 Journey Prize Jury Carleigh Baker, Catherine Hernandez, and Joshua Whitehead