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Becky Blake Named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Canada Writes CBC Short Story Prize

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Becky Blake

Canada Writes, along with its partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and the Banff Centre, have announced the Grand Prize winner and four runners-up of the CBC Short Story Prize. Out of over 2,400 submissions, the jury (comprised of Canadian writers Esi Edugyan, Lawrence Hill and Vincent Lam) selected Becky Blake of Toronto as the winner for "The Three Times Rule," a story that "unfolds with subtlety, understatement and lyricism."

Becky, a fiction writer, journalist, script consultant, advice columnist and playwright, will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, and her prize-winning story will be published in the April edition of enRoute. She will also be awarded a two-week residency at the Banff Centre's Leighton Artists' Colony and recognized at the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival in April. The public is invited to hear her read from her work as part of an afternoon of readings on Saturday, April 27.

Read Open Book: Ontario's interview with Becky here.

The four runners-up, who will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, are Mathew Howard of Toronto ("Old Hands"), Roderick Moody-Corbett of Calgary ("Parse"), Eliza Robertson of Victoria ("L'Étranger") and Jay Tameling of Edmonton ("Sweet Dynamite").

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