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Writers’ Trust

What an amazing week in Toronto at the Writers’ Trust awards! Congrats to all the winners, and many thanks to everyone at the Writers’ Trust for being such great hosts. Rogers made short videos of each of the fiction award nominees, here’s mine!


Bad Endings a finalist for BC Book Prize


Very happy to share that Bad Endings is up for the BC Book Prize Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award! I love the shortlists this year, so great to see superstars Daniel Zomparelli, Zoey Leigh Peterson, Carys Cragg, Jonina Kirton, Mercedes Eng, Nicola Campbell and Eden Robinson on the list, and so many more!

Ottawa/ Kingston/ Toronto mini-tour



I have some readings and panels coming up!

October 22nd: Ottawa Writers Fest. Panel with Eden Robinson.

October 23rd: Queens University. Reading from Bad Endings.

October 24th: Toronto @ Type Books, Queen St. West. Reading from Bad Endings.

October 25th: Toronto @ IFOA. Rogers Writers’ Trust panel with Claire Cameron, David Chariandy, Omar El Akkad and Leanne Simpson.

And then I’m going to fly back home and sleep forever.

Bad Endings takes the Vancouver Book Award!


Thanks to Sean Cranbury for the photo.

Such an honour to be at the Mayor’s Arts Awards on October 11, and I’m thrilled that Bad Endings won the Vancouver Book Award! Congrats to all the nominees, and many thanks to the judging panel, and the City of Vancouver.

If I look a little nervous here, it’s because I was a little nervous! I didn’t have a speech prepared, but people tell me I did okay. 🙂

Bad Endings is a finalist for the Rogers Writer’s Trust fiction prize


Well, I certainly didn’t expect to get this news at 6AM yesterday. Absolutely thrilled to be a finalist for the Rogers Writer’s Trust prize, alongside Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Omar El Akkad, David Chariandy, and Claire Cameron. Such an honour to be included in this list! Many thanks to the Writer’s Trust, and to my publisher, Anvil Press.