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BHPC student Claire Battershill wins CBC Literary Award

March 9, 2009 News No Comments

“PhD student Claire Battershill calls herself a “binge writer” and it’s her voracious appetite for writing that is winning her accolades, including a first prize in this year’s CBC Literary Awards competition. Her short story piece Circus has won her $6,000 dollars in Canada’s only literary competition that celebrates original, unpublished works in two official languages.

“I often will sit down and write a whole story and not move for four hours. I tend to be really concentrated. I wrote this story when I first moved to Toronto,” said Battershill, who is studying English literature and book history and print culture at the University of Toronto. She said she was extremely surprised when she won the award.”  You can read more here.

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