The Journey Prize Stories 22

The Journey Prize Stories 22

The Best of Canada's New Writers

By Various; Pasha Malla (Selected by); Joan Thomas (Selected by)

McClelland & Stewart, Paperback, 9780771043444, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2010


Discover the next generation of great Canadian writers with this highly acclaimed annual anthology.

For more than two decades, The Journey Prize Stories has been presenting the best short stories published each year by some of Canada's most exciting up-and-coming new writers. Previous contributors — including such now well-known, bestselling writers as Yann Martel, Elizabeth Hay, Michael Crummey, Annabel Lyon, Lisa Moore, Heather O'Neill, Pasha Malla, Timothy Taylor, M.G. Vassanji, and Alissa York — have gone on to win prestigious literary awards and honours, including the Booker Prize, the Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Governor General's Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and CBC's Canada Reads competition.

The stories included in the anthology are contenders for the $10,000 Journey Prize, which is made possible by Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A. Michener's donation of Canadian royalties from his novel Journey. The winner will be announced in fall 2010.

About the Author
The Marvel and Other Short Stories is a collected anthology of six short stories written by the winners of the Austin Macauley World Book Day short story competition.

Pasha Malla was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, grew up in London, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto, where he is the founder of Now Hear This!, a writers-in-schools program run through Descant Arts & Letters Foundation. His writing has appeared in The Globe & Mail, Maisonneuve, and McSweeney's, among other publications, been twice included in the Journey Prize Stories, and featured on CBC Radio's Definitely Not the Opera. Pasha's first collection of stories, The Withdrawal Method, will be published by House of Anansi in May.