Thursday, September 13, 2007

Stephen Kotowych: That's my boy!

I'm a bit behind in announcing this, but Stephen Kotowych, one of the writers who came to see me when I was writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library's The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy in 2003, recently won the $5,000 Grand Prize in the Writers of the Future Contest, for which I'm a judge (judging is done blindly -- and, in fact, I wasn't a judge in the rounds Stephen was involved with).

After my time at the Merril, I created a writers' workshop, known as The Fledglings, with many of the most-gifted writers who came to see me there, and Stephen has been a mainstry of that. I'm absolutely thrilled that he won! The SciFi Channel's has a nice piece about his win here.

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At September 13, 2007 5:13 PM , Anonymous Jim Shannon said...

Hey that's great. Nice to see your students winning such a prestige’s award.I didn't catch it but is he Canadian? If so even better.

At September 13, 2007 5:14 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Yes, Stephen Kotowych lives in Toronto, and is an editor for the University of Toronto Press.

At September 14, 2007 10:18 AM , Blogger Stephen_K said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Rob, and for everything you've done for me (and other new writers) over the years!

- S.


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