Alex Leslie, Nightwood Editions author of The things I heard about you, has been named the winner of the 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize! The prize is presented to an emerging Canadian writer from the LGBT community who demonstrates great promise through a body of work of exceptional quality.
The award carries a $4000 prize and a trip to Toronto to headline in the emerging writers reading event.The jury cited that Alex has “a tremendous gift for compassion that’s equal to a talent for technique.”
Alex Leslie has also previously been shortlisted for the 2014 Robert Kroetsch award for innovative poetry. Congratulations Alex!