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.
PEN Canada is proud to announce Toronto writer Laura Legge as the Canadian nominee for the 2016 PEN International New Voices Award competition.
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 …