Canadian writer Judith Millar produces a very funny weekly blog, MillarLITE. She’s also a fine writer of serious fiction, and winner of the 2009 John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award.
Judy writes, “To have my name in any way linked with Galbraith’s is, for me, a huge honour; to be the first woman to earn the award since its inception is the icing on my cake!”
Take a few minutes to read her winning story, “The Insomniac“. It’s sensitive, evocative, a bit sad, and “the last word” satisfies. She really made the story come alive, and I’m still thinking about it.
Thanks for the “shout out”, Joanna. As you well know, although it’s a joy to write, we writers work hard, and recognition is always welcome!
Peer recognition and awards like this go a long way toward reassuring us that what we’re doing has value, too. Congratulations! I’m still thinking about your story, and I think it’s because you made it so real. Fine job!