Lee Kvern’s short story White was awarded first prize in the 2007 National CBC Literary Awards, published in enRoute magazine, and produced for Eleanor Wachtel's Between The Covers, CBC Radio. She is a two-time short story winner for Visibility and Fourteen, respectively for the 2006/2007 CBC Alberta Anthology. Her novella Afterall was nominated for the 2006 Alberta Book Awards. The Nothing Yard was the winner of the Heritage Short Story Contest in 1999. She was a finalist for Jojo Bear in the CBC Literary Awards in 1989. She has published short stories in Event and Descant. Her second novel The Matter of Sylvie comes out Fall 2010. Her short story Detachment was a finalist in the Malahat Review Open Season Award 2010.