Matt
Shaw

Awards

2005 Winner

Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize

for Matchbook for a Mother's Hair

Jury Citation

"‘Matchbook for a Mother’s Hair’ is as startling as it is accomplished. This tale of a strange and heartbreaking sexual awakening mesmerizes the reader with its ever-quickening spiral of dark curiosity. The story’s frenzied build-up leads to an ending of unexpected tenderness and depth. A compelling story that demands to be reread."

—2005 Journey Prize Jury (James Grainger and Nancy Lee)