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A short story by DW Wilson

By DW Wilson   March 2012

DW Wilson was the winner of the 2011 BBC National Short Story Award—and, at age 26, the youngest ever. His fiction and essays have appeared in literary magazines across Canada, Ireland and Britain, and his debut short story collection, Once You Break a Knuckle, will be published by Bloomsbury on 12th April. The stories take place in the Kootenay Valley in British Columbia, where Wilson grew up, and hinge on issues of redemption and regret.

“Many of my characters are looking back at their pivotal moments, and those are not always happy moments,” Wilson says. “‘Floodplain’ is a little…

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