Friday, March 28, 2008

Kathleen Winter Wins 2007 Winterset Award

Kathleen Winter has been declared the winner of this year's Winterset Award for Newfoundland and Labrador literature for her Metcalf-Rooke Award-winning short story collection, boYs.

From the CBC website:

Holyrood author Kathleen Winter has won Newfoundland and Labrador's richest literary prize, for the second win in her family's history.

Winter won the 2007 Winterset Award for boYs, a collection of short stories that are thematically linked by the lives and thoughts of boys and men.

The announcement was made late Thursday afternoon at a ceremony at Government House in St. John's.

Winter, a veteran writer who lives in Holyrood and also writes a weekly column in the St. John's Telegram, wins $5,000 for the prize.

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