Kevin
Armstrong

Awards

2001 Winner

Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize

for The Cane Field

Jury Citation

“Kevin Armstrong’s ‘The Cane Field’ accepts without self-consciousness the inherited power of storytelling, using a strong narrative line that brings together the personal, the political, and the commonly-shared. The writing is sure and unadorned. Its depths are apparent, but not until we are in them. Here is a world exactly imagined and quickened by its historical moment, and a drama that makes readers witness to the measures people will take out of sheer necessity.”

— 2001 Journey Prize Jury