Awards and Nominations

Short-listed for the Pat Lowther Prize, Soul Mouth, 2012

Canada-US Fulbright Award, 2008

Short-listed for the Ethel Wilson Prize, What It Takes To Be Human, 2007

Nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Prize, The Alchemy of Happiness, 2004

Nominated for the Dublin IMPAC Award, Visible Worlds, 1999

Short-listed for the Orange Prize, Visible Worlds, 1999

Received Ethel Wilson Prize, Visible Worlds, 1998

Received the Pat Lowther Award for Autobiography, 1997

Nominated for Governor General’s Award, Autobiography, 1997

Nominated for Dorothy Livesay Prize, Autobiography, 1997

International Animation Festival, Unicef Animation Award, Divine Fate, 1994

Earth Peace International Film Festival, Heart of the Festival Award, Divine Fate, 1994

Malahat Review Long Poem Prize (1994)

Short-listed for Ethel Wilson Prize, To All Appearances A Lady, 1990

New York Times Notable Book Award, To All Appearances A Lady, 1990

National Magazine Award for Poetry, Silver, 1988

Nomination for best script, Sony Award, Anyone Can See I Love You, 1986

Nomination for best script, Prix Italia, Grandfather Was A Soldier, 1982

National Magazine Award for Poetry, Du Maurier Award, Gold, 1977