National Magazine Awards 2012

I woke up this morning to find an email from Kim Jernigan, the editor of The New Quarterly, with news from last night’s National Magazine Awards gala. My essay, “A Container of Light,” published in TNQ issue 120, has been awarded the silver medal in Personal Journalism at the 2012 National Magazine Awards! I am so thrilled, particularly as the other essays nominated in this category were so strong (three of the other nominated pieces were published in the excellent new Edmonton-based magazine Eighteen Bridges, which had 10 NMA nominations this year, its first year at the NMAs, and which I can’t recommend highly enough (subscribe here). The gold medal in Personal Journalism this year went to Anne Marie Lecomte for her French-language essay “Parti sans bruit” (Châtelaine).

I’m off to write for a few hours and then pack for a road trip to Calgary for the Writer’s Guild of Alberta’s Alberta Literary Awards gala (tomorrow night). “A Container of Light” is a finalist (again, in excellent company) for the James H. Gray Award for Short Non-Fiction. Wish me luck!

You can read my interview about “A Container of Light” with TNQ editor Susan Scott here. I am so grateful to the editors and staff at The New Quarterly (subscribe here) for their support of my work–and for doing what they do.

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