Awards and Recognition

Awards for Theatre

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
1989 Chalmers Award for Best New Play • 1990 Governor General’s Award for Drama • 1991 Canadian Authors Association Award for Drama.

Anything That Moves
Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Musical

Awards for Fiction

Fall On Your Knees
1996 Giller Finalist • 1997 Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book • 1997 Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction • 1998 Canadian Booksellers Association, Libris Award: Fiction Book of the Year, and People’s Choice Award

The Way the Crow Flies
2003 Giller Finalist  


Fall On Your Knees – Oprah’s Book Club selection

The Way the Crow Flies – ABC’s Good Morning America Book Club selection

Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, University of Windsor

Officer of the Order of Canada