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Nightwood & Harbour Celebrate ReLit Win


October 21, 2010

Harbour Publishing and Nightwood Editions celebrate Gillian Jerome's ReLit win. Last night, Jerome was awarded the 2010 ReLit Award for her debut book of poetry Red Nest (Nightwood Editions, $17.95). She received the ReLit ring which is made up of four moveable dials marked with the alphabet, for spelling words. The ReLit awards gala marked the start of the Ottawa International Writers Festival.

The ReLit Awards (Ideas, Not Money) were founded in 2000 and celebrate new work released by independent Canadian literary publishers. ReLit is short for Regarding Literature, Reinventing Literature, Relighting Literature.

Other winners of the 2010 ReLit include Michael Kenyon, for his novel The Beautiful Children (Thistledown Press) and Stuart Ross, for his short story collection Buying Cigarettes for the Dog (Freehand Books).