2012 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers Winner

 Jen Neale

Jen Neale
“Elk-Headed Man”

Jury Citation

"'Elk-Headed Man' has it all: pure imaginative power, sharp humour, emotional honesty and real insight. Throw in a hard-to-resist main character – he’s the strong silent type – and add a few flourishes of raw writerly style and you get a finely crafted story that re-plants the hot seed of Latin American magic realism into the cold heart of the Canadian wilderness."

About the Author

Jen Neale is a 28-year-old writer living in Vancouver. Her work has appeared in OCW Magazine and the collection of short fiction Writing Without Direction (Clark-Nova Books). Neale is working toward an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, and is the Executive Editor (Circulation and Promotion) of PRISM international. “Elk-Headed Man” includes characters from her novel-in-progress.





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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