Via the Canadian Authors Association 2013
The Canadian Authors Association is pleased to announce the 2013 winners of the CAA Emerging Writer Award. This year the award will be shared by two promising literary talents:
Claire Battershill has published fiction, poetry, and reviews in several literary publications. She won the CBC Literary Award for Short Fiction for the title story for her forthcoming collection, Circus. When she was sixteen, she won the League of Canadian Poets’ National Poetic License Contest. In 2008, she worked as a research assistant for Margaret Atwood’s Massey Lecture, Payback. She currently teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Jay Bahadar is a Canadian freelance journalist and author of The Pirates of Somalia, published in seven countries and in four languages. When the Somali pirates exploded in international news in late 2008, Bahadur quit his job and flew to Somalia on a quest to meet some present-day buccaneers.
He has published articles in The Times, The New York Times, Financial Times, and The Globe and Mail. He has worked as a freelance correspondent for CBS News, and has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, Bloomberg, the BBC, NPR, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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