Jessica
Grant

Awards

2003 Winner

Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize

for My Husband's Jump

Jury Citation

“When the narrator’s husband takes his final Olympic ski jump, in the winning story ‘My Husband’s Jump’ by Jessica Grant, he never lands. This story suggests to us that the physical and spiritual world may be brought into occasional and very surprising contact. The husband goes up, but never comes down, leaving the wife to become a believer and the believers to cry foul. This often hilarious story struck the jury as virtually flawless. We agreed that there wasn’t a word more or less than required. Jessica Grant’s skilful and playful language gave wings to the story and carried us away.”

—    2004 Journey Prize Jury (Michelle Berry, Timothy Taylor, and Michael Winter)