It’s a great honour for a London-based author.
Over 1800 works were submitted to the 2016 CBC Short Story Prize with David Huebert’s ‘Enigma’ announced on Tuesday as the grand prize winner.
The prize is supported by CBC Books along with the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada’s enRoute magazine, and The Banff Centre.
Huebert, who was born in Halifax but lives here in the Forest City, will receive $6000, his story will be published in the May edition of enRoute, and he’ll also receive a 10-day writing residency at The Banff Centre.
Writers Greg Hollingshead, Padma Viswanathan, and Richard Van Camp made up the jury, calling Huebert’s work “an eloquent meditation on the mystery of life and death, love and grief, both human and animal”.
On his website, Huebert said he is “genuinely, delightfully overwhelmed”.