Notable books

Off the Ropes: My Story

Off the Ropes: My Story

  • Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award Runner-up
  • John C. Maxwell Leadership Award
  • TJ's Gift Foundation Champion Award
Finding Home in the Promised Land: A Personal History of Homelessness and Social Exile

Finding Home in the Promised Land: A Personal History of Homelessness and Social Exile

  • Winner of the 2016 James H. Gray Award for Short Non-Fiction
The Back Channels

The Back Channels

  • New Brunswick's Alfred G. Bailey Prize for best poetry manuscript
After Light

After Light

  • Shortlisted for the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
  • Shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
  • Shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year
  • Shortlisted for the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
Electric Affinities

Electric Affinities

  • Shortlisted for the New Brunswick Book Awards for Poetry
Blue Vengeance

Blue Vengeance

  • Shortlisted for the Margaret Laurence Award for fiction
  • Shortlisted for the Michael Van Rooy Genre Award
Walls of a Mind

Walls of a Mind

  • Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel
Hat Girl

Hat Girl

  • Winner of the H.R. Percy Prize in the 33rd Atlantic Writing Competition
Tracks: Journeys in Time and Place

Tracks: Journeys in Time and Place

  • Nominated for the Creative Nonfiction Collective Readers' Choice Award
Le soleil du lac qui se couche/The Setting Lake Sun (ebook)

Le soleil du lac qui se couche/The Setting Lake Sun (ebook)

  • Winner — On The Same Page
  • Winner — Prix Champlain
  • Winner — Prix Littéraire Rue-Deschambault
  • Shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
  • Very Honourable Mention — John Glassco Translation Award
The Girl in the Wall

The Girl in the Wall

  • Winner of the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
Body Trade

Body Trade

  • Winner of the NorthWords Prize
Sunny Dreams

Sunny Dreams

  • Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher Finalist
Cherry Bites

Cherry Bites

  • Shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
  • Shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award
True Copies

True Copies

  • Winner of the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal
A Live Bird In Its Jaws

A Live Bird In Its Jaws

  • Winner of the Governor General's Award for Drama
Swimming Into The Light

Swimming Into The Light

  • Shortlisted for the QWF A.M. Klein Poetry Award
October

October

  • Shortlisted for the QWF A.M. Klein Poetry Award
Snow Formations

Snow Formations

  • Shortlisted for the QWF A.M. Klein Poetry Award
Satie’s Sad Piano

Satie’s Sad Piano

  • Shortlisted for the QWF A.M. Klein Poetry Award
  • Shortlisted for the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
  • Shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award
Selkirk Avenue

Selkirk Avenue

  • Shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Drama
Released

Released

  • Shortlisted for the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher
Perilous Departures

Perilous Departures

  • Shortlisted for the Mary Scorer for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher Award
The Brevity of Red

The Brevity of Red

  • Shortlisted for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer
  • Shortlisted for the Atlantic Poetry Award
  • Shortlisted for the Acorn-Plantos Award
From Fire to Flood: A History of Theatre in Manitoba

From Fire to Flood: A History of Theatre in Manitoba

  • Winner of the Manitoba Historical Society Margaret McWilliams Local History Award
  • Shortlisted for the Manitoba Historical Society Margaret McWilliams Popular History Award
  • Shortlisted for the Anne Saddlemyer Award
  • Shortlisted for the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Author
Latent Heat

Latent Heat

  • Winner of the Manitoba Book of the Year Award
In the First Early Days of My Death

In the First Early Days of My Death

  • Shortlisted for the Margaret Laurence Fiction Award
  • Shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award
The Dreams of Zoo Animals

The Dreams of Zoo Animals

  • Shortlisted for the QSPELL Fiction Award
Trains of Winnipeg

Trains of Winnipeg

  • Shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
  • Shortlisted for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer
Volta

Volta

  • Winner of the QWF A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry
Swimming Among the Ruins

Swimming Among the Ruins

  • Shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award
  • Shortlisted for the ReLit Poetry Award
Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems

Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems

  • Winner of the MARTY Best Established Literary Arts Award
Tango on the Main

Tango on the Main

  • National Newspaper Award Winner
  • QSPELL Award finalist
Transcona Fragments

Transcona Fragments

  • Shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
Arrowdreams

Arrowdreams

  • Aurora Award Winner
Black Teeth & Other North End Souvenirs

Black Teeth & Other North End Souvenirs

  • Shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
Vetiver

Vetiver

  • Winner of the Governor General's Award for Translation
  • Winner of the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal
  • Winner of the Grand Prix du Festival International de La Poesie de Trois Rivieres
Blood Mother

Blood Mother

  • CAA Poetry Award finalist
  • Stephan G. Stephansson Poetry Prize finalist
Summer of My Amazing Luck: The Play

Summer of My Amazing Luck: The Play

  • Winner of the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Outstanding New Play Award
Radio & Other Miracles

Radio & Other Miracles

  • Winner of the Niagara Book Prize
The Yellowknife Journal

The Yellowknife Journal

  • Finalist for the Manitoba Book Design of the Year Award
The Setting Lake Sun

The Setting Lake Sun

  • Winner — On The Same Page
  • Winner — Prix Champlain
  • Winner — Prix Littéraire Rue-Deschambault
  • Shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
  • Very Honourable Mention — John Glassco Translation Award
Z: A Meditation on Oppression, Desire and Freedom

Z: A Meditation on Oppression, Desire and Freedom

  • Winner of the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award
  • Finalist for the Manitoba Book Design of the Year Award
Any Mail? and Other Stories

Any Mail? and Other Stories

  • Honourable Mention — John Glassco Translation Award
The Last Journey of Captain Harte

The Last Journey of Captain Harte

  • Shortlisted for the City of Regina Book Award
Still Lives

Still Lives

  • Shortlisted for the John Glassco Award From Four-Time GG Award Winner
Moving Day

Moving Day

  • Shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award
  • Shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Award
Night Watch

Night Watch

  • Shortlisted for the Ottawa Book Award
  • Upper Canada Writers' Craft Award Finalist
Dungenessque

Dungenessque

  • Winner of the Jewish Book Award for Poetry — Henry Fuerstenberg-Betty and Morris Aaron Award
Last Days of Montreal

Last Days of Montreal

  • Winner of the Journey Prize
All Pure Souls

All Pure Souls

  • Shortlisted for the QWF Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
Spring Planting

Spring Planting

  • Winner of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild Literary Award
Death in Cold Type

Death in Cold Type

  • Shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
  • Shortlisted for the Margaret Laurence Fiction Award
Theatre Without Borders

Theatre Without Borders

  • Manuela Dias Book Design of the Year Award finalist
The Hats of Mr. Zenobe

The Hats of Mr. Zenobe

  • Finalist — 4 Dora Awards
Any Day Now

Any Day Now

  • Shortlisted for the QWF Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
A Quiet Night and a Perfect End

A Quiet Night and a Perfect End

  • Named one of Quill & Quire's 10 Best Books of the Year
  • Heard on CBC Radio's "Between the Covers"
Blood is Blood

Blood is Blood

  • Winner of the ZEBRA International Poetry Film Festival, “Best Film for Tolerance”
Out of Grief, Singing: A Memoir of Motherhood and Loss

Out of Grief, Singing: A Memoir of Motherhood and Loss

  • Globe and Mail "My Book of The Year" Pick 2010
  • McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award Finalist
  • Alexander Isbister Award for Non-Fiction Finalist
Our Extraordinary Monsters

Our Extraordinary Monsters

  • Nominated for the National Magazine Award (Poetry) for the poem "Currency of Moments"
Solitaria

Solitaria

  • Nominated for the Giller Prize
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