Allegra
McKenzie

Awards

2016 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

for This Monstrous Heart

Jury Citation

“‘This Monstrous Heart’ takes the reader on a surreal adventure into a world that feels at once familiar and strange. In elegant, seemingly effortless prose the author paints an intimate portrait of a friendship and the human heart. Like its protagonist, this story is a giant – but packaged in a tiny frame. It deftly balances humour, tragedy, introspection, and suspense.” — 2016 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Jury (Eden Robinson, Johanna Skibsrud, and Michael V. Smith)