Five x Five

Five x FIve Recipient_Coles,-Megan-GailFive x Five Nominator Crummey,-Michael

Michael Crummey on Megan Gail Coles:

The characters in Megan Gail Coles’ Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome have a love/hate relationship with Newfoundland. I have a love/hate relationship with Megan Coles. Her stories are blistering and hilarious and make me feel happy to be alive. And a bit like an old fart who should look for other work. I expect great things ahead for her. I expect to feel grateful and sick with jealousy.

Megan Gail Coles is a playwright and fiction writer whose debut story collection, Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome (Killick Press), won the 2014 BMO Winterset Award and the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. She is co-founder and co-artistic director of Poverty Cove Theatre Company in St. John’s, where she resides. Coles was selected by Michael Crummey.

Michael Crummey was the inaugural winner of the Writers’ Trust’s Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for emerging writers in 1994, and in 2007 won the Writers’ Trust Timothy Findley Award for his body of work to date. He has published six collections of poetry and five works of fiction for which he has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize andthe International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, among other honours. He lives in St. John’s.


 


 

 

Woodcock Fund
Applications

Ongoing
 
 

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

Submissions

June 20 for books published between Jan 1 and June 19, 2018

 

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

Submissions

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

 

Recommended Reading List


We asked some of Canada's finest writers about their favourite reads of 2017.

Read their Recommendations.

 

E Newsletter Sign Up



Sign-up for our eNewsletter. Get info about Authors and our latest Events.

Sign up now!
 

Site design & development supported by

ecentricarts inc