Tyler Keevil's Writing Room

'Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.' - Alice Munro

Tyler Keevil is an award-winning writer from Vancouver, Canada.  He is the author of three novels - Fireball, The Drive, and No Good Brother - and the short story collection, Burrard Inlet.

The Journey Prize Nomination

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It's been a busy week for Tyler, so this time we can forgive him for outsourcing his blog to we, his diligent publicity team.  In addition, he's finally decided to pay us digital labourers, and officially place us in charge of promotions and announcements whenever he's feeling down, out, hungover, knackered, or shattered.  In this case, induction week has taken it's toll - though he assures us it's been one of the best induction week's for Creative Writing students yet at UoG.  While that was going on, Tyler had a spate of good news.  First, his short story, 'All The Little Children,' won the The Ifanca Hélène James Short Story Competition, held annually in memory of Helene James, the writer and dancer who lived in South Wales.  Tyler was also announced as a nominee of this year's Journey Prize - the premiere Canadian short story award, awarded annually for 'the best short story published by an emerging writer in a Canadian literary magazine.'  In Tyler's case, the nomination is for his story 'Sealskin,' from Burrard Inlet, which first appeared in New Orphic Review, and which will be reprinted in the Journey Prize Anthology 2014.  Cross your fingers for Tyler when the shortlist is announced on October 1st!

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