2016 Novella Prize Judges

Mark Anthony Jarman

Mark Anthony JarmanMark Anthony Jarman is the author of Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, My White Planet, 19 Knives, New Orleans Is Sinking, Dancing Nightly in the Tavern, and the travel book Ireland’s Eye. His novel, Salvage King Ya!, is on’s list of 50 Essential Canadian Books and is the number one book on Amazon’s list of best hockey fiction. He has won a Gold National Magazine Award in nonfiction, has twice won the Maclean-Hunter Endowment Award, won the Jack Hodgins Fiction Prize, and has been included in The Journey Prize Anthology and Best Canadian Stories and short-listed for the O. Henry Prize and Best American Essays. Read our interview with Mark Anthony Jarman.

Stephen Marche

Stephen MarcheStephen Marche is a novelist and a columnist with Esquire magazine. His latest novel is The Hunger of the Wolf. Read our interview with Marche.







Joan Thomas

Joan ThomasJoan Thomas is a Winnipeg writer and the author of three novels, Reading by Lightning, Curiosity, and The Opening Sky. Her work has won a Commonwealth Prize, the First Novel Award, and the McNally Robinson Prize, and has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, and the International IMPAC Dublin Award.  In 2014 she was honoured to receive the Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award for a remarkable body of work. Read our interview with Thomas.