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David Huebert Wins First Prize in the Sheldon Currie Fiction Contest

david huebertGuernica author David Huebert has won the First Prize in this year’s Sheldon Currie Fiction Contest for The Antigonish Review! David came in first out of 219 different entries, and his winning piece is expected to be published in issue 183 (Autumn 2015) of The Antigonish Review. The judges for the competition included Stephanie Domet, Chris Benjamin, Ed Kavanagh, and Darryl Whetter, with the final judge being Sheldon Currie.

The Antigonish Review was founded in 1970 by R.J. MacSween, and it is supported by St. Francis Xavier University. The review features poetry, fiction, reviews, and critical articles, from both emerging and established writers, along with original graphics. Writers who have started publishing with The Antigonish Review include Wayne Johnston, David Adams Richards, Carol Shields, and Leo MacKay, while established writers have included Thomas Merton, Marshall McLuhan, and Irving Layton.

David Huebert is originally from Halifax, but has lived in Revelstoke, Fernie, Victoria, and Toronto. He is currently a PhD student at Western University. His poetry has appeared in journals Event, Vallum, The Antigonish Review, and The Literary Review of Canada, while his fiction has appeared in Grain, Existere, and The Dalhousie Review. His first poetry collection, We are no longer the smart kids in class, has been described by Ian Colford as a collection of “bawdy, wryly confessional, warts-and-all poems that celebrate language and love, family and nature, the cerebral and the sensual”. Colford calls Huebert “a pornographer of the heart…His voice is authentic and raw and is sure to give the Canadian poetry scene a much needed slap in the face”.

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