Writing Awards & Achievements


For the novel, In the Cage:

  • One of The Globe & Mail’s Books of the year, 2017
  • One of The National Post’s Books of the year, 2017

For the short fiction collection, Debris:

  • Winner of the 2016 Trillium Book Award
  • Winner of the 2016 ReLit Book Award for Short Fiction
  • Runner-Up for the 2016 Danuta Gleed Literary Award
  • Finalist for the 2016 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize
  • One of Quill & Quire’s Books of the Year, 2015
  • One of 49th Shelf’s Books of the Year, 2015

For the short stories:

  • 2014 – Shortlisted for the 26th annual Journey Prize – “Old man Marchuk” – Originally published in EVENT Magazine
  • 2014 Western Magazine Award Finalist – Fiction Category – “Old man Marchuk” – Originally published by EVENT Magazine
  • 2014 Malahat Review Open Season Awards Finalist – Fiction Category – “Shape of a sitting man
  • 2012 – Finalist for the 24th annual Journey Prize – “To Have to Wait” – Originally published by The Malahat Review