The composition of the jury for the 2022 Radio-Canada Story Prize is revealed | Creation Prize

The three judges will have to choose the best unpublished story submitted to the competition this year.

The particularity of this competition, open to anyone who writes, whether amateur or professional, is that the texts are judged blind (the names do not appear on the texts).

The deadline to send a text is February 28, 2022. The results will be announced in September 2022.

The winner will win :

  • a $6,000 scholarship offered by the Canada Council for the Arts;
  • the publication of his text on the Radio-Canada.ca site;
  • a two-week writing residency at the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta.

The finalists will win :

  • a $1,000 scholarship offered by the Canada Council for the Arts;
  • the publication of their text on the Radio-Canada.ca website.

THE 2022 RADIO-CANADA STORY AWARD JURY

Bruno Blanchet

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Host, author, columnist and actor, Bruno Blanchet became known to the general public with The end of the world is at 7 o’clock, a program in which he delivered humorous chronicles. From there were born several imitations, including his parody of Anne-Marie Losique, which still follows him today. He then hosted Do not adjust your dryer at the beginning of the 2000’s.

A globetrotter, he has hosted several travel shows, including the most recent, Mr. Bruno’s vacation. He has also published a series of four books titled The jitters around the world, in which his travel chronicles are collected. In his podcast Bruno Blanchet’s travel academyhe gives the floor to other travel aficionados who tell their anecdotes.

Dominique looks at the lens.

Novelist Dominique Fortier

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Dominique Fortier is the first Quebec pen to win the Renaudot prize for essays, in 2020. Her book paper towns (Viola) imagines the life of American poet Emily Dickinson. She will release the sequel in March 2022, titled The white shadows.

In 2016, At the peril of the sea was crowned with the Governor General’s Literary Award. Her first novel, Good use of the starswas a finalist for the Prix des libraires du Québec in 2009.

Also a translator, she has translated some fifty literary and scientific works, including the collection of short stories The dream life of toastersby Heather O’Neill.

Jocelyn smiles at the camera.

Playwright, puppeteer and actor Jocelyn Sioui

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Jocelyn Sioui presented, at the Théâtre aux écuries last fall, Mononk Jules, his first solo show. This documentary theater show is based on his literary essay published in 2020 by Éditions Hannenorak. Mononk Jules retraces the life of his great-uncle Jules Sioui, an aboriginal activist who has fallen into oblivion. The author will also go on tour from the end of January, if the sanitary measures allow it.

Founding member of Belzébrute, which defines itself as a “theater band”, he co-signed manga, Mr P and Shavirez, the gypsy of the seasa show of puppets, masks and objects. In addition to being a puppeteer, actor and author, he founded the OUF! Festival Off Casteliers, a festival dedicated to the arts of puppetry.

A veritable springboard for Canadian writers, Radio-Canada Creation Prize are open to anyone who writes, whether amateur or professional. Each year, they reward the best stories (experienced stories), short stories and unpublished poems submitted to the competition.

Do you write short stories? Send us your unpublished texts by February 28, 2022!

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The composition of the jury for the 2022 Radio-Canada Story Prize is revealed | Creation Prize