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Winning words

As the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize turns 20, award recipients and their editors share memories of working together
Louise Dennys and Miriam Toews with Erik Rutherford

☗ Colin McAdam, author, and Nicole Winstanley, editor

A Beautiful Truth, 2013

CM: Editorially, Nicole swept away some of the book’s bleakness. I originally wanted to call it Black Bugs. I still do. She basically said, “There’s no way I’m going to sell a single fuckin’ copy if it’s called Black Bugs.” So I changed it to A Beautiful Truth.

For Christmas that year she gave me a leather-bound copy of the book. To me it was a way of saying, “It’s the book that matters.” It moved me.

Nicole is strong and unpretentious. She puts all kinds of imagination and energy into this very conservative business of publishing, and she is loved by authors and colleagues. She is a reader, she cares about books, she does her best to make her books known – that’s what makes a good editor. I’m lucky to have her.

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