The Mrs. Dunster's Fiction Prize recognizes the best book of fiction (novels or short story collections - no anthologies, please) 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.
Winner: Lee D. Thompson,
APastoral: A Mistopia
Winner: Beth Powning,
The Sister's Tale
Winner: Riel Nason
Waiting Under Water
2023 - Donna Morrissey
Donna Morrissey has published seven nationally best-selling novels, plus a memoir, Pluck. She has received awards in Canada, the U.S. and England and her novel, Sylvanus Now was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize.
Donna’s fiction has been translated into several different languages. She was nominated for a Gemini for her script, The Clothesline Patch, and
Donna's latest new novel, Rage The Night, has been three weeks on the National bestseller list.
2022 - Leslie Greentree
2021 - Richard Cumyn
2020 - Mark Sampson