June 24, 2022 — Fareh Malik, a poet from Hamilton, Ontario has won the 2022 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices award. The jury described his collection, Streams that Lead Somewhere as an intense “portrait of what it’s like to feel othered and alienated by daily doses of hate.” The citation noted the poems’ “tenderness and throat-grabbing use of imagery” and Malik’s “wide range of voices and tones to convey a nuanced spectrum of emotions and a laser sharp critique of Canada’s blatant and covert systemic racism”
Deepa Rajagopalan has won the 2021 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award. Her short story Peacocks of Instagram, was chosen ahead of more than 130 submissions by jurors Donna Bailey Nurse, Kaie Kellough and Thea Lim.
Mikko Harvey has won the RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award for unpublished writers aged 17-30.
Laura Legge, Toronto-based writer and PEN Canada’s pick for the PEN International New Voices competition has taken top prize.
Toronto-based writer Laura Legge has won the RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award for works by unpublished writers aged 18-30.
PEN Canada nominates Nadine Sander-Green for the 2015 PEN International New Voices Award PEN Canada is pleased to announce short-story writer Nadine Sander-Green as the 2015 Canadian nominee for the …
Claire Battershill, shortlisted for the PEN International New Voices Award (2013), reflects on “The Moons of Jupiter,” the Alice Munro story she read.