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  • Air Canada Award ("most promising writer under thirty"), 1989
  • Gerald Lampert Award (for Stalin's Carnival), 1990
  • PRISM international short story competition, first prize, 1991
  • Stand (U.K.) short story competition, prize-winner, 1991
  • National Magazine Awards gold medal for fiction, 1992
  • Petra Kenney Prize (U.K., for winning poem), 2002
  • Award for Excellence in the Arts (Kingston Arts Council), 2004
  • National Magazine Awards gold medal for poetry, 2004
  • The Journey Prize, finalist, 1992
  • Trillium Award, finalist (for Flight Paths of the Emperor), 1993
  • National Magazine Awards, finalist for fiction, 1994, '95
  • Governor Generalís Award for Poetry, finalist (for The Ecstasy of Skeptics), 1995
  • Pushcart Prize, nominated by The Laurel Review, 1995
  • W.H. Smith Award (U.K.: for "best book of the year"), nominated, for Flight Paths, 1998
  • McEwan College Book of the Year, finalist, for Afterlands, 2006
  • Evergreen Award, finalist for Afterlands, 2008

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