2011 Journey Prize Finalist

Journey Cover 2011

Ross Klatte
"First-Calf Heifer"

The New Orphic Review

Ross Klatte

About the Story

Over the course of a single day, the eldest son of a cattle farmer must contend with new rites and old burdens, in an elemental story of fathers and sons.

About the Author

Ross Klatte, born in Minneapolis and raised on a Minnesota dairy farm, immigrated to Canada in 1971. His fiction has appeared in Event and The New Orphic Review, and he is the author of Leaving the Farm (Oolichan Books, 2007), a memoir that began as the prize-winning essay for the 1990 CBC Literary Awards. He’s now at work on a novel about going back-to-the-land in British Columbia at the end of the Sixties. He and his wife live near Balfour, B.C.




Woodcock Fund



Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing


September 19 for books published between June 20 and September 18, 2018


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


July 18 for books published between May 16 and Sept 30, 2018


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