The City of Victoria Butler Book Prize winner 2016 for The Hunter and The Wild Girl
The BC Book Prize Ethel Wilson Award for Fiction shortlist 2016 for The Hunter and The Wild Girl
The ScotiaBank Giller Prize longlist 20012 for Into The Heart of The Country
The Malahat Review Novella Prize winner 2006 for The World of Light in which We Live
The BC Book Prize Ethel Wilson Award for Fiction 2005 for Beyond Measure
The Commonwealth Writers Prize finalist Canada and Caribbean 2004 for Beyond Measure
City of Victoria Butler Book Prize finalist 2004 for Beyond Measure
The Giller Prize finalist 2004 for Beyond Measure
Federation of BC Writers Literary Rites Prize 2002 for ‘Danny Is That You?’
Prairie Fire Personal Journalism Prize 2000 for ‘Ship of Fools’
CBC Literary Award, shortlist1998.
Blood & Aphorisms/Random House Fiction Prize 1998 for ‘Release’
Best First Novel Award shortlist for The Blackbird’s Song 1988.
Federation of BC Writers Best Short Fiction 1987