2011 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

 Garth MartensRaoul Fernandes
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Jury Citation

Varied in form but consistent in feel, these poems are full of surprises that snap suddenly at the reader out of cascades of language as delightful for their lyricism as they are notable for their bite.

About the Author

Fernades is a 32-year-old, Vancouver-based writer who recently completed The Writer’s Studio program at Simon Fraser University. His writing has appeared in Event magazine and he won a Sakura Award in the 2010 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s Haiku Invitational.






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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