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Okanagan College English professor nominated for prestigious Journey Prize

Okanagan College English professor nominated for prestigious Journey Prize
Okanagan College English professor Jeremy Lanaway’s short story “Downturn” has been nominated by The Fiddlehead literary journal for the Journey Prize long list. The $10,000 prize is awarded annually to an emerging Canadian writer for a short story or excerpt from a fiction work-in-progress by the Writers’ Trust of Canada and McClelland & Stewart.

“’Downturn’ relates an encounter between a banker and a pool-cleaner,” said Lanaway. “It’s an exploration of the broad idea of the personal challenges economic downturns can create for people, and how life circumstances can quickly change through events that are completely out of our control.

“It’s an imagining of going from being comfortable to being in need because of external occurrences—a topic that was on my mind because of world events.”

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