Finalist, National Magazine Award for personal journalism, 2020

Winner, A.C. Forrest Memorial Award, 2017

Finalist, HarperCollinsPublishers/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, 2016

Winner, Amnesty International Canada Media Award, 2016

Finalist, A.C. Forrest Memorial Award, 2015

Finalist, National Magazine Award for personal journalism, 2014

Winner, Dave Greber Freelance Writers’ Award for social justice writing, 2014

Finalist, Constance Rook Creative Nonfiction Prize, 2012

Finalist, Western Magazine Award (fiction), 2012



Banff Centre Historical Fiction Workshop with Lawrence Hill, 2016

Canada Council for the Arts: Grant for Professional Writers, 2016

Manitoba Arts Council: Travel/Professional Development Grant, 2016

Winnipeg Arts Council: Professional Development Grant, 2016

UBC Faculty of Arts Graduate Award, 2013

Random House/Hazlitt Award in Creative Writing, 2013

Manitoba Arts Council – Emerging Writers Grant, 2011