Muslim Canadian wins CBC Literary Award for Short Story
My friend Ahmad Saidullah, a Canadian writer based in Hamilton, has won the
second prize for his short story, Happiness And Other Disorders, in the 2005
CBC Literary Awards.
The awards ceremony was held at La Grande Bibliotheque in Montreal, Canada
on 26 February 2006.
The story was commended by the jurors for its experimental style, humour,
and empathetic breadth. "Happiness" will be published in the June 2006
edition of enRoute, Air Canada's flight magazine, which is a partner in the
awards, and is expected to reach a million readers.
The story will also be read on CBC Radio Canada at a later date and the CBC
Literary Awards will be broadcast too. Ahmad is the second Canadian South
Asian writer after Michael Ondaatje to be recognized by Canada's top
literary short story prize and the first since the awards were redesigned in
To see a listing of the winners, click