2016 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers Winner

Brendan Bowles for “Wyatt Thurst”

Brendan Bowles
“ Wyatt Thurst”


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Jury Citation

“Wyatt Thurst” is so lovingly polished it glows. Following two bull riders in the minors through their rodeo circuit, the electrifying and compulsively readable narrative whip snaps like your spine on an eight-second ride. What is left unspoken haunts the pages as much as the keenly observed details of the world that the author has built. 


About the Author

Brendan Bowles has won the Toronto Star Short Story Award, has been nominated for the Disquiet International Literature Award, and was longlisted in the Broken Social Scene Story Contest and for the CBC Short Story Prize. He was one of two writers nominated by PEN Canada for PEN International’s New Voices Award in 2013. Bowles lives in Toronto.




Woodcock Fund



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


May 16 for books published between Mar 14 and May 15, 2018


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