Brendan
Bowles

Awards

2016 Winner

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

for Wyatt Thurst

Jury Citation

“‘Wyatt Thurst’ is so lovingly polished it glows. Following two bull riders in the minors through their rodeo circuit, the electrifying and compulsively readable narrative whip snaps like your spine on an eight-second ride. What is left unspoken haunts the pages as much as the keenly observed details of the world that the author has built. — 2016 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Jury (Eden Robinson, Johanna Skibsrud, and Michael V. Smith)