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Heather Smith wins Winterset Award

Winterset Award nominees Robert Chafe and Melissa Barbeau (centre) clap for Heather Smith (right) after her book, “Ebb & Flow,” was named winner of the 2018 BMO Winterset Award.
Winterset Award nominees Robert Chafe and Melissa Barbeau (centre) clap for Heather Smith (right) after her book, “Ebb & Flow,” was named winner of the 2018 BMO Winterset Award. - Joe Gibbons
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Heather Smith was named winner of the 2018 BMO Winterset Award for excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador writing, for her book Ebb & Flow, in a ceremony held at Government House on Thursday afternoon.

Robert Chafe was nominated for “Between Breaths,” and Melissa Barbeau was nominated for “The Luminous Sea.”

The winner receives $12,500, while the finalists each receive $3,000.

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