2015 Finalist

Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

for Confidence

Jury Citation

Confidence is a riveting collection of short stories that explore a number of uncomfortable truths. Russell Smith’s bold take on contemporary life — sex, lies, violence, the search for tenderness, and the complexity of deceit — marries a remarkably astute understanding of the life of the desperately hip and urbane with the craft of literary writing. The slightest gesture is captured in a few words, yet illuminates not simply the moment, but a culture. This is an important and deeply affecting collection.” — 2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Jury (Aislinn HUnter, Shani Mootoo, and Richard Wagamese)

2004 Finalist

Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

for Muriella Pent


2015 Juror

Writers’ Trust Engel/Findley Award