Tamai
Kobayashi

Awards

2014 Winner

Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers

Jury Citation

“Tamai Kobayashi’s writing is poetic, funny, and compassionate. With innovative and electric language, she creates thought-provoking narrative with heart, humour, and remarkable insight. In Prairie Ostrich, she has drawn a compelling young character, Egg Murakami, who guides us through the fault lines and intersections of family, loss, and otherness. This novel is for anyone who has spent time on the outside, looking in.” -- 2014 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers Jury (Anna Camilleri, Connie Fife, and Bill Whitehead)