Via Writers’ Trust of Canada
A literary prize with a track-record of uncovering the next generation of great Canadian writers was awarded to a 28-year-old Vancouverite during an event at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music hosted by a previous prize-winner, novelist Alyssa York.
Jen Neale received the $5,000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers for her short-story “Elk-Headed Man.”
The prize recognizes writers under the age of 35 who are unpublished in book form. It is supported by the RBC Foundation through the RBC Emerging Artists Project, which invests in up-and-coming artists and helps them build professional careers in their artistic field.