Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Inuk Writer Norma Dunning of Edmonton Wins $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Inuk Writer Norma Dunning of Edmonton Wins $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award

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Norma Dunning wins Danuta Gleed Literary Award

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TORONTO - Edmonton-based Inuk author Norma Dunning has won the $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

Dunning was recognized for her debut collection "Annie Muktuk and Other Stories" (The University of Alberta Press) at the Canadian Writers Summit in Toronto on Thursday evening.

Jury members praised Dunning for crafting "spellbinding narratives" centring on Inuit characters that "deliver raw emotion and an acute sense of humanity."

Now in its 21st year, the Danuta Gleed Award recognizes the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in English. The prize was named for the late Danuta Gleed, whose short fiction won several awards before her death in December 1996. …

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