Sunday, February 26, 2006

2006 ReLit Awards Jurors

Novel:

MIKE BRYSON: is the publisher and editor of The Danforth Review (danforthreview.com). He is the author of two books of short stories, Only A Lower Paradise (2000) and Thirteen Shades ofBlack and White (1999). His story "Six Million Million Miles" appeared in 05: Best Canadian Stories.

MILAN PARAB is from St. John's, Newfoundland. He currently teaches English and photography in Corner Brook. Milan was a co-founder and editor of the literary magazine Signal. He has served asan adjudicator for the Dan Sullivan Memorial Poetry Contest in Durham, Ontario and Short Fiction forThe Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Awards.


Poetry:

A.F. MORITZ has published fifteen volumes of poems, including Early Poems (2002) and Rest on the Flight into Egypt(1999), a finalist for the 2000 Governor General's Award. Night Street Repairs (2004) earned the 2005ReLit Award. His poetry has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Ingram Merrill Fellowship, theAward in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and other honours.

CLINT BURNHAM: is a Vancouver writer and teacher. His most recent book is the novel Smoke Show (2005). Books ofpoetry include Buddyland (2000) and Be Labour Reading (1997). His poetry has recently appeared inthe magazines fhole (Toronto) and UE (Vancouver). A new collection of poetry is forthcoming fromAnvil Press. Clint teaches at Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver and reviews art for the Vancouver Sun.



Short Fiction:

JAMES GRAINGER is the review editor of Quill & Quire magazine and a books columnist for the Toronto Star. He has alsobeen a book commentator for TVO, Bravo!, and CBC Radio and CBC Newsworld. He is the authorof The Long Slide, which won the 2005 ReLit Award in the short fiction category, and was one of the editors of the 2005 Journey Prize Anthology.


KENNETH J. HARVEY is the author of The Town That Forgot How to Breathe (2003) which won the Thomas Raddall AtlanticFiction Award, and was published in the US, the UK, Russia, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and France. Harvey’s works have also been nominated for the Books in CanadaFirst Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. His latest novel is Inside.