“Trust Exercise” was selected out of more than 1400 submissions. From the jury: “‘Trust Exercise’ is an elegant reminder not only of the malleability of memory, but also of its interruptions,” wrote the jury in a statement. “The writing here breathes like a series of long sighs, and there’s a quiet to the prose the way a flame set to parchment is muted yet alive. The devil is in the details, sure, but this wry story of love glides and swoops, too.”
Becky will have her story published in Air Canada enRoute magazine and on CBC Books. She will also have the opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
For more information about the award and “Trust Exercise” please visit: Cbc.ca/becky-blake-wins-the-2017-cbc-nonfiction-prize
For an inside look on how Becky wrote the story, read her interview with CBC books here: Cbc.ca/books/how-becky-blake-wrote-the-story-that-won-the-cbc-nonfiction-prize
Congrats again, Becky!