Grant
Lawrence

Awards

2011 Finalist

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction

for Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound

Jury Citation

“Grant Lawrence captures you and drags you into his bittersweet and often hilarious memories in Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nudist Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound. Grant depicts British Columbia’s Desolation Sound complete with dreams found and lost, along with a small archipelago of characters who are easy to recognize and just as easy to love. Disarmingly honest and often exposed, it is a page-turner that hits the right notes of a son finding his own feet in the world, and at the same time, finding a glass to reflect on his father’s hopes and plans — and ultimately, his humanity. A fine, clear window into how people fit together, why they clash, and how they can find each other again, written in an understated, authorial voice that readers will find echoing in their heads mere pages into the book.” – 2011 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury (Brian Brett, Devyani Saltzman, and Russell Wangersky)