Mrs. Dunster's Fiction Prize
The Mrs. Dunster's Fiction Prize recognizes the best book of fiction (novels or short stories) published by a New Brunswick resident each year. The $500 prize has been sponsored by Mrs. Dunster's since 2015.
Mrs. Dunster's is locally owned and operated by the Hyslop Family, purchased by Blair and Rosalyn Hyslop in June 2014. Mrs. Dunster's sells donuts and other baked goods across the Maritime provinces and New England. And while the business may have grown over the years, the products produced by Mrs. Dunster's in Sussex still carry that homemade taste — the same way Mrs. Dunster would have made them.
2022 - Leslie Greentree
Leslie Greentree’s new short story collection, Not the Apocalypse I Was Hoping For, came out in September, 2022 with University of Calgary Press. An earlier short story collection, A Minor Planet for You, won the 2007 Howard O’Hagan Prize for Short Fiction; she is also the author of two poetry books: go-go dancing for Elvis, which was shortlisted for the 2004 Griffin Prize for Poetry, and guys named Bill. Leslie has won CBC literary competitions for short fiction and poetry, and the Sarah Selecky 2013 Little Bird short fiction competition. Leslie co-wrote the play Oral Fixations with her life partner Blaine Newton; it was professionally produced in 2014 by Ignition Theatre. Her essay, “Tom Petty Just Isn't There for You: Riffs on Waiting” appears in Waiting: An Anthology of Essays (University of Alberta Press, 2018). Her essay, Pink Smock Stories, was shortlisted for a Writers Guild of Alberta award and the Humber Creative Nonfiction award.
2021 - Richard Cumyn
2020 - Mark Sampson