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David Huebert Wins the CBC Short Story Competition

david huebertCongratulations to David Huebert, the winner of this year’s CBC Short Story Prize!

David won this year’s short story competition with a story entitled “Enigma”, which is about a woman who must end the life of her beloved horse. As he explains in a recent article by David Burke, the idea for the story came from when his sister’s horse died this fall. David’s story reflects the grief and emotions that his sister encountered, as he states, “I was trying to imagine what she was going through”.

The prize includes $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts as well as a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre. David states “the residency at Banff might be even better for me than the money, because you know money can always get folded into everyday expenses”.

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. David Huebert is also the author of We Are No Longer the Smart Kids in Class, a collection of poems released by Guernica last fall.

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