Awards

2017
Winner- Best Canadian Feature Film, RIFFA- Regina International Film Festival for I Heard the Birch Tree Whisper in the Night 

Winner- Audience Choice Award, Nickel Independent Film Festival for I Heard the Birch Tree Whisper in the Night 


2015
Nominee- Canadian Screen Awards, Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for The Slattery Street Crockers  

Nominee- Golden Firebird Award, Best Short Film, Hong Kong International Film Festival, for It Was Sunny the Day I Killed Her  


2011
Winner- Kodak Best Atlantic Short Film, Atlantic Film Festival for I'm 14 and I Hate the World  

Nominee- Maverick Movie Award, Best Screenplay for I'm 14 and I Hate the World 



2009
Longlisted- International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for Blackstrap Hawco 



2008
Shortlisted- Commonwealth Writers Prize for Blackstrap Hawco 
Longlisted- Giller Prize for Blackstrap Hawco 



2007
Winner- Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize for Inside
Winner- The Winterset Award for Inside
LonglistedInternational IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for Inside



2006
Longlisted- Giller Prize for Inside 


2005
Winner- Libro del Mare (Italy) for The Town That Forgot How To Breathe



2004
Winner- Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize for The Town That Forgot How To Breathe


1993
Shortlisted- Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award for Brud 


1991
Shortlisted- Commonwealth Writers Prize for Directions for an Opened Body



Misc. Nominatations

1991 Air Canada Award- Most Promising Canadian Writer Under 30

1994 Western Magazine Award (short story): "Into the Places
          of Those Lost"

1994 CBC Literary Award (short story) "Merciful Hope"

1999 CBC Literary Award (short story) "No Better a House"



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