A local North Vancouver writer was named the first-place winner of the 4th annual short story contest BC-Yukon Short 2020 by the Federation of British Columbia Writers.
The contest judge was best-selling novelist Eileen Cook. Ho’s story, Masquerade, pulled her in from the first line, Cook said.
“Like the narrator slipping through the party, the reader observes and judges the characters as the story flows until the very end. The balance in a friendship between honesty and kindness is explored. The author voice combined with the sparkling descriptions make this story as intoxicating as the champagne served at the party,” she said.
The winning entry will be published in WordWorks 2020 #2, the flagship magazine of the Federation of British Columbia Writers.
Wiley Ho is a writer of short stories and memoir, and also works as a freelance technical writer, editor and blogger.
Born in Taiwan, Wiley moved with her family to Canada when she was eight.
She identifies as Generation 1.5, inhabiting that haunted space between the here and there-ness of two countries, several cultures and multiple selves.
She is now working on a collection of short stories about her Taiwanese-Canadian childhood.