Award News: 2013 Thomas Head Raddall Award

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Award News: 2013 Thomas Head Raddall Award

Posted on September 27 by Russell Wangersky
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Dundurn Press would like to congratulate Russell Wangersky, who was just awarded the Thomas Head Randall Prize for Atlantic Canadian Fiction for his most recent collection of short stories, Whirl Away. Wangersky is the first writer to win the award for short fiction in the last fifteen years.

The author was presented the award on Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia Literary Awards, held at the Institute of Applied Creativity at NSCAD in Halifax.

In this new collection, Russell Wangersky -- author of critically-acclaimed fiction and non-fiction including The Glass Harmonica, Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself and The Hour of Bad Decisions -- looks at what happens when people’s personal coping skills go awry. These are people who discover their anchor-chain has broken: characters safe in the world of self-deception or even self-delusion, forced to face the fact that their main line of defense has become their greatest weakness.

The Thomas Head Randall Prize is named in honor of Canadian history writer, Thomas Head Randall. The award recognizes an outstanding work of adult fiction by an Atlantic writer and is administered by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.

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Russell Wangersky

Russell Wangersky's most recent book,The Glass Harmonica, won the 2010 BMO Winterset Award and was longlisted for the Relit Awards. His previous book, Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself won Canada's largest non-fiction prize, the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Wangersky lives and works in St. John's, where he is an editor and columnist with the St. John's Telegram.