Herb Wyile Prize established
A Canadian Literature prize in memory of Acadia English professor Herb Wyile has been announced by Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne, the journal that he co-edited. The prize will be awarded annually to the best essay published in SCL/ÉLC over the previous calendar year. The journal is now seeking donations to endow a fund that will make this prize possible. The fund will be administered by the University of New Brunswick, where SCL/ÉLC is published and where Herb completed his PhD. In order to award a $500 prize each year, they need to raise $13,000. The first $5000 in donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, by SCL/ÉLC. All donors will receive a tax receipt.