2012 Journey Prize Winner

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Alex Pugsley
For “Crisis on Earth-X”
The Dalhousie Review

Alex Pugsley


"Alex Pugsley’s “Crisis on Earth-X” sets up countless impossible hoops and then proceeds to jump through them in ways we could not have foreseen. Its sentences and its story surprised and amused us. It even broke our hearts in the way an excellent story can, so that we were glad to have them broken."

About the Story

Over the course of a single summer in 1970's Halifax, a crisis within a young boy’s family leads him to question his once-unshakable faith in his uncle.

About the Author

Alex Pugsley is a writer and filmmaker from Nova Scotia. As a screenwriter, he has written for performers such as Scott Thompson, Mark McKinney, Dan Aykroyd, Seán Cullen, and Michael Cera. He is the co-author of the novel Kay Darling, and his fiction has appeared in Brick, Descant, The Dalhousie Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, This Magazine, The Queen Street Quarterly, and other periodicals. “Crisis on Earth-X” is the fifth published story in a narrative series about the McKee and Mair families, set in twentieth-century Halifax.


Kevin Hardcastle
For “To Have to Wait”

The Malahat Review

Andrew Hood
For “Manning”

PRISM international





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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