UBC faculty shine at the Rogers Writers’ Trust Awards

UBC faculty members from the Creative Writing Program were recognized at the 2009 Writers’ Trust Awards.
Annabel Lyon’s debut novel The Golden Mean was awarded the $25,000 Rogers Writers’ Trust Award for Fiction, while Brian Brett won the $25,000 Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize for Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life. Both are adjunct professors in the Optional-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at UBC. The $10,000 Journey Prize was also given out at the awards, with $2,000 going to the publisher of the winning short story, local magazine Vancouver Review. The magazine’s fiction editor, who selected and nominated the winning story, is Zsuzsi Gartner, who also teaches as an adjunct in the Optional-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing.
“I’m delighted that UBC Creative Writing faculty dominated the Writers’ Trust Awards,” said Keith Maillard, Chair of the UBC Creative Writing Program. “But not surprised. We only hire the best.”
The Writers’ Trust of Canada is a charitable organization that supports Canadian writers and writing through various programs, including literary awards, financial grants, workshops, scholarships, and a writer’s retreat.
For more information on, visit http://www.writerstrust.com/events_writers_trust_awards.html.