Award History

Jury Citation

“Ever since the publication of his first collection of stories, with their remarkable blend of gentle comedy and compassion, Guy Vanderhaeghe has refused to rely on one proven mode. His fiction has continued to explore, to revivify itself even as it matures, and to surprise and delight us anew. Whether set in the old West, or on the contemporary prairie, or in the universal city, Vanderhaeghe’s fiction rings humanly true, and in it we see each other and ourselves. A master of voice, Vanderhaeghe imbues his characters with uncommon vitality, and his psychological landscapes offer a rare mix of both heartblood and humour. His collections of stories remain some of the best this country has produced. His most recent historical novels, adventures in both content and form, have further demonstrated his artistic versatility and enriched our understanding of our Canadian past. He’s also a writer who, while maintaining depth of vision and integrity of style, dares to entertain.”
— 2003 Timothy Findley Award Jury (Sandra Birdsell, George Galt, and Bill Gaston)

Program History

2014 Lecturer

Margaret Laurence Lecture Series