Victoria author wins award for emerging writers

Victoria’s Erin Frances Fisher has won the $5,000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers.

Fisher’s short story, Girl, was selected from 133 submissions. The award, for writers under the age of 35, was presented Tuesday night at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music.

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Fisher holds a BFA in writing and an MFA in fiction from the University of Victoria. The writer, who’s also a pianist, is currently a faculty member of the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

Her work has been published in Riddle Fence, Little Fiction and Granta. She has previously won PRISM International’s fiction contest and The Malahat Review’s Open Season Award.

Jurors for the the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award wrote that Fisher’s story is “as vast and satisfying as a great novel,” adding: “Erin Frances Fisher is a writer you will see again.”

Winning and nominated stories are available for free download via iBooks at iTunes.com/BronwenWallace. — Times Colonist

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