Congratulations to Deborah Elderhorst, whose piece “Foreign Object” is the 2019 winner of the CNFC/Humber Literary Review Creative Nonfiction Contest. The essay will appear in a forthcoming issue of HLR.
Thanks to everyone who submitted to this year’s contest. Helen Humphreys also selected the following two pieces for the short list:
Leaving Saskatchewan by Melanie Mah
Fools Rush In by Julie Paul
HLR is the creation of Humber College’s Department of English, and its collective includes writers, academics, critics, visual artists, and linguists. Our goal is to share our enthusiasm for work that provokes, excites, and entertains — writing that makes you want to read more.
Thanks to social media and exhaustive tell-all biographies, readers have more and more opportunities to discover the fundamental unpleasantness of their favourite writers, living and dead. Should the fact that writers are total jerks affect how you read their work? Are some sins forgivable while others represent deal-breakers? Kerry Clare and Corey Redekop—both writers with utterly spotless personalities—discuss the problem of reading the reprehensible.