Russell
Smith

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Russell Smith on Confidence

Award History

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

Works recognized by WT

Confidence

Muriella Pent