Ian Williams is the winner of the $10,000 Danuta Gleed Award!!
We are ecstatic to announce that Ian Williams has won the prestigious Danuta Gleed Award! Ian was awarded the prize – given out annually by The Writers’ Union of Canada to honour the best first English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author – for his book of short stories Not Anyone’s Anything.
The jury said: “The writing in Not Anyone’s Anything is fresh, funny, and intelligent. This is a solid first book with gripping, convincing dialogue, a fluid sense of urbanity, and structural innovation that doesn’t come off as trickery. You see the poet here, in the crisp choice of language and even in the line breaks, as Williams uses typography and unusual layout to suggest a split-screen view of life. This is a brilliant collection.”
We couldn’t agree more! Congratulations Ian!