Maria
Reva

Awards

2018 Winner

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

for The Ermine Coat

Jury Citation

“Set in the Ukraine and told in the voice of a young girl, ‘The Ermine Coat’ is a deeply moving story of a family – two women who sew fur coats for a living and the daughters they raise together. With elegant, nuanced prose, brimming with beauty and tenderness, Maria Reva sheds light on the social and economic pressures of Soviet life and reveals the joys and fragilities of familial love, and the sacrifices we make for it.” — 2018 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Jury (Martha Baillie, Omar El Akkad, and Ayelet Tsabari)