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Writer's Trust of Canada Journey Prize & Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Finalists Announced for 2013

The Writers' Trust of Canada has announced two exciting contest finalists!

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The three finalists for this year's Writers' Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize have been named, and Malahat contributor Naben Ruthnum's story, "Cinema Rex," (issue #179, Summer, 2012), is among them!

Naben Ruthnum lives and writes in Toronto, and has previously published in RiddleFence, Joyland, QWERTY, and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. His pseudonym, Nathan Ripley, recently completed a thriller called Scrapbook. He’s currently working on a novel based on "Cinema Rex."

Read an interview with Naben Ruthnum: "Fast Scrawling Interspersed with Slow Thinking: Tyler Laing in Conversatin with Naben Ruthnum," here.

Stay tuned for a new interview with Naben Ruthnum on our site in October, 2013.

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And Lisa Moore, a past Fiction contributor to the Malahat, has been named a finalist for the 2013 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize for her novel, Caught.

Read a book review of Caught from our upcoming Fall 2013 Issue #184.

Lisa Moore is the author of February, which was longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and won 2013’s CBC Canada Reads; and Alligator, which was a finalist for the 2005 Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the 2006 Commonwealth Fiction Prize. Also a writer of short stories, her collection Open was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2002. Moore often sets her stories in Newfoundland, where she was born, raised, and now lives with her family.

Lisa Moore's latest Malahat story, "Guard of What," appeared in our "Essential East Coast Writing" issue #180, Fall 2012. Take a look at the issue here.

Read an exclusive Malahat feature by Lisa Moore on her first publication.

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