A Vancouver writer is $6,000 richer after winning a prestigious national writing award.
Carrie Mac won the CBC Creative NonFiction Prize for if you have a good seal, the chest will rise. The story opens with an ambulance being parked at the top of an alley behind Main and Hastings street.
Mac is the author of several novels for young readers, including The Opposite of Tidy, The Gryphon Project, and The Beckoners.
She has also worked as a paramedic for eight years.
The award means that her piece will appear in Air Canada's enRoute magazine in October and she will receive a 10-day writer's residency at the Banff Centre.