THE JOHN HIRSCH AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING MANITOBA WRITER
We are proud to announce that author David Alexander Robertson received The John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer at the Manitoba Book Awards ceremony on April 25, 2015. This annual award was established by the Manitoba Foundation for the Arts with a bequest from the late John Hirsch, co-founder of the Manitoba Theatre Centre. The winner is selected by a jury of senior members of the Manitoba writing and publishing community.
The following is an excerpt from David’s thank you speech:
I’m very honoured to receive this award. It was unexpected. I want to congratulate fellow nominees MC Joudrey and Brenda Sciberras. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was in grade three; I remember running home to my mom after writing my first poem and telling her, “Mom, I want to be a writer!” I’ve worked hard to be where I am, and to be recognized for that work is an incredible feeling. I want to thank my family and friends for their support over the years, the mentors I’ve had, and my publisher, HighWater Press, for continuing to support my vision. The work continues…
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