The Malahat Review congratulates four of its authors who won 2008 National Magazine Awards, where were announced on Friday, June 5, 2009, in Toronto:
Andrew Tibbetts of Toronto, Ontario, won Gold for “Dead Man’s Wedding”
D. W. Wilson of Victoria, B.C., won Silver for “The Elasticity of Bone”
Sina Queyras of Montreal, Quebec, for “Her Dreams of the Expressway”
Silver: Joel Yanofsky of Montreal, Quebec, for “Bad Day”
With these four wins, the Malahat swept the fiction category, took the top prize in poetry, and won its first National Magazine Award in a non-fiction category. This year, it was among the top six magazines for the number of wins, sharing the spotlight with The Walrus, Toronto Life, Explore,enRoute, and Swerve. A year ago, Tibbetts’ story also won the Malahat’s prestigious Novella Prize and last winter, Yanofsky’s article won the magazine’s Creative Non-Fiction Prize. D.W. Wilson, a 2009 graduate from the Department of Writing at the University of Victoria (publisher of The Malahat Review), joined the magazine’s Fiction Board as a Writing Intern soon after his Silver-winning story appeared in the Spring 2008 issue.
Malahat writers also received three honourable mentions in this year’s Awards:
Anne Fleming in Fiction for “Puke Diary”
Michael Lista in Poetry for “Fidelity”
Peter Richardson in Poetry for Three Poems
With these latest commendations, Malahat has won thirteen gold and ten silver National Magazine Awards and has received forty-three honourable mentions since the Awards were established in 1977. The magazine has been nominated for, and also won, more NMAs than any other literary journal in Canada .
Again, congratulations to all our authors!