Shelly Kawaja won the 2022 BMO Winterset Award for her debut novel, The Raw Light of Morning. Her work can also be found in Riddlefence, Horseshoe Literary Magazine, The Humber Literary Review and The Dalhousie Review. She was longlisted for the Bridge Prize, the Fresh Fish Award, and won the GritLIT 2020 short fiction contest. Shelly is Nonfiction Editor at The Artisanal Writer, a graduate of UBC’s MFA program, The Humber School for Writers, Memorial University and Grenfell College. She and her family live in Western Newfoundland where they divide their time between Corner Brook and Norris Point.