Corinna Chong has gained the 2021 CBC Quick Story Prize for Youngsters in Kindergarten.
She’s going to obtain $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and also will obtain a writing residency on the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Chong’s profitable story was revealed on CBC Books. You may learn Youngsters in Kindergarten right here.
“Youngsters in Kindergarten is a narrative concerning the quietly devastating issues we do not say out loud. Small, seemingly meaningless phrases like ‘it’ and ‘this’ are made to amplify and carry energy so fantastically. The author has an exquisite ear for sound and speech — a way for what an actual voice can do on the web page, filling in character, and creating speak that reveals and feels so true to life. Each character in a scene is rarely made to be minor regardless of how little they are saying or do. Sharply noticed, blunt, at occasions humorous, unflinching, indelible. You will not thoughts in any respect that the final line of the story will break your coronary heart again and again in simply the correct place,” the jury stated in an announcement.
The 2021 CBC Quick Story jurors had been Souvankham Thammavongsa, Craig Davidson and Lee Maracle.
Chong’s story was chosen from practically 3,000 entries.
Chong, initially from Calgary, at present lives in Kelowna, B.C. and teaches English and advantageous arts at Okanagan Faculty.
She wrote Youngsters in Kindergarten as she needed to write down a narrative that would navigate in an empathetic approach the nuances of being pregnant loss and the wrestle to speak about it.
“One of many issues I am at all times attempting to do after I write is provide a second of reality or one thing that readers can actually determine with, even when they have not had that have,” Chong stated in an interview with CBC Books.
“I am floored that Youngsters in Kindergarten was chosen amongst so many good items because the winner of the 2021 CBC Quick Story Prize. What an unimaginable honour! I discovered it difficult to write down concerning the topic of being pregnant loss with the sensitivity it deserves, and I am gratified to know that the story resonated with the jury.”
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The 4 finalists for the 2021 CBC Quick Story Prize are Brooks McMullin of Prince Albert, Sask., for Deville at Residence, Miranda Morris of Hamilton for Stump, Ben Pitfield of Toronto for Leaving Moonbeam and Saeed Teebi of Toronto for Her First Palestinian.
They’ll every obtain $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts.
The jury chosen the shortlist from a longlist of 33 writers that was compiled by a crew of writers and editors from throughout Canada.
Final 12 months’s winner was Calgary author Brenda Damen for her quick story, Gibson.
The CBC Literary Prizes have been recognizing Canadian writers since 1979. Previous winners embrace Michael Ondaatje, Carol Shields, Michael Winter and Frances Itani.
When you’re enthusiastic about different CBC Literary Prizes, the 2021 CBC Poetry Prize is open for submissions till Might 31, 2021.
The 2022 CBC Quick Story Prize will open in September and the 2022 CBC Nonfiction Prize will open in January 2022.