Colin McAdam on A Beautiful Truth

Award History

2013 Winner

Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
for A Beautiful Truth

Jury Citation

“In prose both strange and startling, Colin McAdam asks what, if anything, separates the human from the animal; he answers with heartbreaking honesty. A Beautiful Truth by Colin McAdam tells the story of Judy and Walt, of their adopted chimpanzee Looee, and of a whole cast of other primates at a research institute in Florida. This is the kind of book you finish just to pick back up again, if only to figure out how he pulled it off.” — 2013 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Jury (Caroline Adderson, Alison Pick, and Miguel Syjuco)

2004 Finalist

Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
for Some Great Thing

Works recognized by WT

Some Great Thing