Congratulations to the 2017 Ken Klonsky Award Winner


2017 Ken Klonsky Award Winner

The 2017 Ken Klonsky Award Winner is Marc Labriola for Dying Behaviour of Cats.

Thank you to all the authors who submitted. It was a very competitive list!

Dying Behaviour of Cats was chosen because it probes many of the soul’s dark corners most of our contemporary authors are afraid to explore. It is a daring and challenging first book by a young author who is sure to find a place in Canadian literature.

Marc Labriola writes fiction and poetry. Recently, his fiction has appeared in BorderSenses, The Vehicle, Hawaii Pacific Review, Change Seven Magazine, and Cleaver Magazine. He has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, the Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories. He is the recipient of the 2015 Toronto Arts Council Writer’s Grant. He teaches English and lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters.

The book will be published Fall 2017.

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