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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bradley Harris’s Thorazine Beach wins 3-Day Novel contest

Bradley Harris

Bradley Harris’s Thorazine Beach is the winner of the International 3-Day Novel Contest. 

Harris is a Canadian writer, editor, and teacher living and working in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the only writer to have won the 3-Day Novel Contest twice; his first novel, Ruby Ruby, won the 21st annual competition in 1998. 

His other works include prizewinning short stories and a dramatic play, Incoming, produced in Memphis and Los Angeles. Brad holds BA and JD degrees, plus an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Memphis. He is currently at work on his third novel in the Jack Minyard series, Six Flags Over Jesus.

About the Book: Jack Minyard is a private dick down on his luck. He’s badly overweight and on the wrong side of sixty; he’s lost his marriage, and maybe a little of his mind. After narrowly escaping charges in a money laundering scandal, Jack must count on private contracts, the kindness of strangers and a pile of prescription drugs to get by. 

In a last-ditch play to resurrect his career, Jack takes on a case that puts him on the wrong side of the tracks and in the midst of some of the roughest trade going. Thorazine Beach is a palpable and enthralling tale that will be released by Anvil Press in August 2013.

Second prize

Embodying Geography by Manpreet Dhaliwal of Surrey, B.C.

Third prize

Drift, Disappear by Mallory McMahon of Brooklyn, New York

Top 12 Runners-Up

Suicide Season by Jay Bethke of Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Fauvel by Kayt Burgess of Aurora, Ontario

Recycled Virgins by Dorothyanne Brown of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Fall of Breath by Anne DeGrace of South Slocan, B.C.

The Clothes We Wear by Vanessa Fernando of Montreal, Quebec

Doorways by Barbara Gordon of Victoria, B.C.

The Pledge by Annie Mahoney of Toronto, Ontario

The Jewish Joke Factory by Kelsey Osgood of Brooklyn, New York

Werewolves of Vegas by Teresa Perrin of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Baselines by Anna Stewart of Bakersfield, California

Go Bullet by Rudy Thauberger of Vancouver, B.C.

Giant by Ben R. Williams of Basset, Virginia

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