Maria Reva won the C$10,000 (about US$7,685) RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, for her short story, "The Ermine Coat." Established in memory of author Bronwen Wallace, the award "has a track record of identifying future Canadian writing stars," organizers said. The prize alternates each year between short fiction and poetry.
This year's finalists, who each receive C$2,500 (about US$1,920), were Sarah Christina Brown for "Kingdom Come" and Khalida Hassan for "Adjacent Rooms." The RBC Bronwen Wallace Award is one of 10 literary prizes awarded annually by the Writers' Trust of Canada.