The City of Victoria Butler Book Prize 2016
The BC Book Prize Ethel Wilson Award for Fiction shortlist 2016
The ScotiaBank Giller Prize Longlist 20012
The Malahat Review Novella Prize 2006 for ‘The World of Light in which We Live’
The BC Book Prize Ethel Wilson Award for Fiction 2005.
The Commonwealth Writers Prize finalist Canada and Caribbean 2004.
City of Victoria Butler Book Prize finalist 2000
The Giller Prize finalist 2004.
Federation of BC Writers Literary Rites Prize 2002.
Prairie Fire Personal Journalism Prize 2000.
CBC Literary Award, finalist1998.
Blood & Aphorisms/Random House Fiction Prize 1998.
Finalist Best First Novel Award for The Blackbird’s Song 1988.
Federation of BC Writers Best Short Fiction 1987