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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Ottawa-based writers win $30,000 in prizes

copied from today's paper:

Two writers linked to Ottawa are among the winners of $133,000 in prize money from the Writers' Trust of Canada.

Journalist and filmmaker Nelofer Pazira, who has lived in Ottawa, was awarded the $10,000 Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize for her memoir A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan.

Janet Lunn, whose books include The Hollow Tree, Amos's Sweater, The Story of Canada and the biography, Maud's House of Dreams: The Life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, was awarded the $20,000 Matt Cohen Award for her body of work as a writer whose work has been dedicated to writing as a primary pursuit.

© The Ottawa Citizen 2006
Published: Thursday, March 02, 2006

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