DW Wilson wins 2016 Manchester Fiction Prize
UEA alumnus DW (Dave) Wilson has been announced as the winner of the this year’s £10,000 Manchester Fiction Prize for his short story ‘All This Concrete Beneath Your Feet’. Dave (pictured) was born in British Columbia and joined UEA as the inaugural recipient of the Booker Foundation bursary. He graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2010 and from the PhD in Creative and Critical Writing in 2014. His first collection of short fiction, Once You Break A Knuckle, was published in 2011 and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. One of the stories, ‘Dead Roads’, was the winner of the 2011 BBC National Short Story Award. His first novel Ballistics was published in 2013 and shortlisted for the 2014 Desmond Elliott Prize. Last year he was the winner of Canada’s $6,000 CBC Short Story Prize. He currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of Victoria in Canada.