Khalida
Hassan

Awards

2018 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

for Adjacent Rooms

Jury Citation

“‘Adjacent Rooms’ is a beautifully crafted, probing exploration of complex relationships within a reconfigured Norwegian family. Khalida Hassan does not reveal the identity of the narrator at the outset, and when the revelation comes, it is deft and illuminating, adding a note of cultural dissonance. The author’s creation of a narrator whose tone strikes a seductive balance between intimacy and distance is one of the story’s great strengths.” — 2018 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Jury (Martha Baillie, Omar El Akkad, and Ayelet Tsabari)