Danuta Gleed Literary Award
|Danuta Gleed Literary Award|
|Awarded for||Canadian short fiction collections|
|Presented by||Writers' Union of Canada|
The Danuta Gleed Literary Award is a Canadian national literary prize, awarded since 1998. It recognizes the best debut short fiction collection by a Canadian author in English language. The annual prize was founded by John Gleed in honour of his second wife, the Canadian writer Danuta Gleed, whose favourite literary genre was short fiction, and is presented by the Writers' Union of Canada. The incomes of her One for the Chosen, a collection of short stories published posthumously in 1997 by BuschekBooks and released by Frances Itani and Susan Zettell, still fund the award.
Initially C$5,000, the prize money increased to C$10,000 in 2004. The runners-up each receive C$500. The nominations must be submitted before the end of January. The year's shortlist is chosen by the Union. The varying jury is composed of Canadian writers, literary critics and publishers, such as Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Robin McGrath and Hal Niedzviecki in 2012 or Douglas Glover, J. Jill Robinson and Claire Holden Rothman in 2011.
The first winning work was Curtis Gillespie's The Progress of an Object in Motion, without any competitors. From 1999 to 2002, there were two runners-up. From 2003, five people were nominated for the award, while the remaining three were not included as runners-up. From 2005 to 2008, only five writers were nominated for the prize, with two being the runners-up. From 2009 to 2011, there were no runners-up. The traditional format was revived in the next year, selecting two runners-up among five short-listed works. In 2010, Joey Comeau's Overqualified was withdrawn, as the writer already published a debut work in 2007. That year, only two books were shortlisted, the fewest in the history of the award.
Winners and nominees
|Other short-listed people|
|1998||Gillespie, CurtisCurtis Gillespie *||The Progress of an Object in Motion||Coteau Books|||
|1999||Bock, DennisDennis Bock *||Olympia||Bloomsbury USA|||
|1999||Kalman, JudithJudith Kalman||The County of Birches||Douglas & McIntyre|||
|1999||Logan, MurrayMurray Logan||The King of Siam||The Porcupine's Quill|
|2000||Barnes, MikeMike Barnes *||Aquarium||The Porcupine's Quill|||
|2000||Gasco, ElyseElyse Gasco||Can You Wave Bye-Bye, Baby?||Picador|||
|2000||Smith, RussellRussell Smith||Young Men||Anchor Canada|
|2001||Lambert, BarbaraBarbara Lambert *||A Message for Mr. Lazarus||Cormorant Books|||
|2001||Coyote, Ivan E.Ivan E. Coyote||Close to Spiderman||Arsenal Pulp Press|||
|2001||Young, TerenceTerence Young||Rhymes with Useless||Raincoast Books|||
|2002||Sawai, GloriaGloria Sawai *||A Song for Nettie Johnson||Coteau Books|||
|2002||Maddocks, RickRick Maddocks||Sputnik Dinner||Knopf Canada|
|2002||Thien, MadeleineMadeleine Thien||Simple Recipes||Little Brown & Company|
|2003||Henderson, LeeLee Henderson *||The Broken Record Technique||Penguin Canada|||
|2003||Taylor, TimothyTimothy Taylor||Silent Cruise||Counterpoint|
|2003||Lee, NancyNancy Lee||Dead Girls||McClelland & Stewart|||
|2003||Dobozy, TamasTamas Dobozy||When X Equals Marylou||Arsenal Pulp Press|
|2003||Lambert, ShaenaShaena Lambert||The Falling Woman||Vintage Canada|||
|2003||Schultz, EmilyEmily Schultz||Black Coffee Night||Insomniac Press|
|2004||Baker, JacquelineJacqueline Baker *||A Hard Witching & Other Stories||Harper Flamingo Canada|||
|2004||Bennett, JonathanJonathan Bennett||Veranda People||Raincoast Books|||
|2004||Rendell, SusanSusan Rendell||In the Chambers of the Sea||Killick Press|||
|2004||Doctorow, CoryCory Doctorow||A Place So Foreign and 8 More||Four Walls Eight Windows|||
|2004||Kuitenbrouwer, KathrynKathryn Kuitenbrouwer||Way Up: Stories||Goose Lane Editions|||
|2004||Little, MelanieMelanie Little||Confidence: Stories||Thomas Allen Publishers|||
|2005||Bezmozgis, DavidDavid Bezmozgis *||Natasha and Other Stories||Harper Flamingo Canada|||
|2005||Dearing, RamonaRamona Dearing||So Beautiful||The Porcupine's Quill|||
|2005||Cooper, KellyKelly Cooper||Eyehill||Goose Lane Editions|||
|2005||Shepard, CarolineCaroline Shepard||Off Centre||Oberon Press|||
|2005||Snyder, CarrieCarrie Snyder||Hair Hat||Penguin Canada|||
|2006||Gill, CharlotteCharlotte Gill *||Ladykiller||Thomas Allen Publishers|||
|2006||Davidson, CraigCraig Davidson||Rust and Bone||Viking Canada|||
|2006||Honnet, JacquelineJacqueline Honnet||Limbo||Turnstone Press|||
|2006||Simic, GoranGoran Simic||Yesterday's People||Biblioasis|||
|2006||Kady, VivetteVivette Kady||Most Wanted||The Porcupine's Quill|||
|2007||Sellyn, NathanNathan Sellyn *||Indigenous Beasts||Raincoast Books|||
|2007||Lam, VincentVincent Lam||Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures||Doubleday|||
|2007||Wangersky, RussellRussell Wangersky||The Hour of Bad Decisions||Coteau Books|||
|2007||Ali, AnarAnar Ali||Baby Khaki's Wings||Penguin Canada|||
|2007||Bridge, KristaKrista Bridge||The Virgin Spy||Douglas & McIntyre|||
|2008||Hood, AndrewAndrew Hood *||Pardon Our Monsters||Esplanade|||
|2008||Rees, RobertaRoberta Rees||Long After Fathers||Coteau Books|||
|2008||Stetson, ValeriaValeria Stetson||The Year I Got Impatient||Oolichan Books|||
|2008||Keightley, LianeLiane Keightley||Seven Openings of the Head||Conundrum Press|||
|2008||Wayman, TomTom Wayman||Boundary Country||Thistledown Press|||
|2009||Malla, PashaPasha Malla *||The Withdrawal Method||House of Anansi Press|||
|2009||Colford, IanIan Colford||Halifax for Evidence||The Porcupine's Quill|||
|2009||Rosenblum, RebeccaRebecca Rosenblum||Once||Biblioasis|||
|2009||Saidullah, AhmadAhmad Saidullah||Happiness and other Disorders||Key Porter Books|||
|2009||Trumpener, BetsyBetsy Trumpener||The Butcher of Penetang||Caitlin Press|||
|2010||Roberts, SarahSarah Roberts *||Wax Boats||Caitlin Press|||
|2010||Willis, DeborahDeborah Willis||Vanishing and Other Stories||Penguin Canada|||
|2010||Comeau, JoeyJoey Comeau||Overqualified (withdrawn)1||ECW Press|||
|2011||Livingston, BillieBillie Livingston *||Greedy Little Eyes||Vintage Canada|||
|2011||Friesen Hossack, DarcieDarcie Friesen Hossack||Mennonites Don't Dance||Thistledown Press|||
|2011||Gray, R.W.R.W. Gray||Crisp||NeWest Press|||
|2011||MacLeod, AlexanderAlexander MacLeod||Light Lifting||Biblioasis|||
|2011||Vlassopoulos, TeriTeri Vlassopoulos||Bats or Swallows||Invisible Publishing|||
|2012||Williams, IanIan Williams *||Not Anyone's Anything||Freehand Books|||
|2012||Westhead, JessicaJessica Westhead||And Also Sharks||Cormorant Books|||
|2012||Griffin, DanielDaniel Griffin||Stopping for Strangers||Véhicule Press|||
|2012||Borkowski, Andrew J.Andrew J. Borkowski||Copernicus Avenue||Cormorant Books|||
|2012||Skibsrud, JohannaJohanna Skibsrud||This Will Be Difficult to Explain||Hamish Hamilton Canada|||
|2013||Lee, RebeccaRebecca Lee *||Bobcat and other stories||Hamish Hamilton|||
|2013||Piatigorsky, AntonAnton Piatigorsky||The Iron Bridge||Goose Lane Editions|||
|2013||Vigna, JohnJohn Vigna||Bull Head||Arsenal Pulp Press|||
|2013||Marlowe, PaulPaul Marlowe||Ether Frolics||Sybertooth|||
|2013||Thanh, YasukoYasuko Thanh||Floating Like the Dead||McClelland & Stewart|||
- 1.^ Comeau's Overqualified was withdrawn as it was not his debut short fiction collection. He already self-published It’s Too Late to Say I’m Sorry in 2007.
- Official site of the Danuta Gleed Literary Awards with a list of awardees
- List of winners, runners-up and other shortlisted people
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- "Danuta Gleed Award 2003". The Writers' Union of Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
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- "Bye Bye Baby". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "Member Profile - Barbara Lambert". Writers' Union of Canada. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "Close to Spider Man". Arsenal Pulp Press. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "Biblioasis author Terence Young". Biblioasis. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "A Song for Nettie Johnson". Canada Council for the Arts. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "The Broken Record Technique". Anne McDermid & Associates. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "Dead Girls". McClelland.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "Radiance". Anne McDermid & Associates. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- Mark Medley (30 May 2011). "Billie Livingston wins Danuta Gleed Literary Award". National Post. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
- James Adams (7 June 2012). "Ian Williams named winner of Danuta Gleed Literary Award". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
- Ashley Goodfellow (17 June 2012). "Prestigious prize goes to Brampton writer". Brampton Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
- "Ian Williams wins $10,000 Danuta Gleed award for 'Not Anyone's Anything'". The Canadian Press. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- Sue Carter Flinn (18 May 2010). "Update: Joey Comeau withdrawn from $10,000 literary award". The Coast. Retrieved 20 August 2012.