Elisabeth de Mariaffi wins Lawrence Jackson Writers’ Award

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“How to Get Along With Women” author Elisabeth de Mariaffi has won the 2013 Lawrence Jackson Writers’ Award.

The award, which includes a $500 cash prize, celebrates original and creative thought in all genres of writing. Administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, it honours the memory of writer Lawrence Jackson and is sponsored by his family.

“How to Get Along With Women,” published by Invisible Publishing, was longlisted for last year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the ReLit Award. De Mariaffi is currently working on her first novel, “The Devil You Know.”

“I’m doubly honoured to receive the Lawrence Jackson Award this year, first because of the distinction of being given the award by a jury of my peers in the writing community. Also, because that peer group is so accomplished,” De Mariaffi said in a written statement.

Previous winners of the Lawrence Jackson award include Michael Collins, Sara Tilley, Maura Hanrahan, Joel Thomas Hynes and Mark Callanan.

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Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Invisible Publishing

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