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Atlantic Canadian writers make good in CBC’s short story contest

The following is an excerpt from a feature story about Atlantic Canadian writers who were finalists in CBC’s annual short story contest, written by Chris Benjamin and published in Atlantic Books Today in April 2016.

The CBC announced yesterday that David Huebert, who grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has won this year’s prestigious short story contest for his entry, “Enigma.”

Other Maritime writers on the longlist included New Brunswick’s Kelly Cooper and Katie Arthur of Dartmouth.

For Huebert, who is completing a PhD at Western University in London Ontario, the land where he grew up and the Atlantic ocean course through his work as a writer. “It’s always very deep in my thinking,” he says.

Huebert graduated from King’s/Dalhousie and used to work at Gus’s Pub, where he launched his collection of poetry…

Read the full article here.