Grace
O’Connell

Awards

2008 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

for The Bottlenecks

Jury Citation

“Drily funny, more than a little sad – and all of it sadly, funnily believable – ‘The Bottlenecks’ is a fictional document of loneliness that makes for good company. The writing is straightforward, considered, on the money. And there is a construction to the narrative that, subtly, surprisingly, pulls you along to the next scene with a slow-burn emotional suspense. This is a story that knows itself, never strays from its tone, assured in its resolution. It’s what you look for in a well-executed piece of short fiction.” — 2008 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Jury (Natalee Caple, Michelle Berry, and Andrew Pyper)

Honours

2017 Juror

Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize