A Certain Mr. Takahashi won the $50,000 Seal Book Award and was nominated for the WH Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award, 1985

Winner of the inaugural Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of British Columbia, 1987

The Instructor nominated for the Ontario Trillium Award and Barnes and Noble’s Discover These Great New Writers Award, 1996

Exile shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers/Writers Trust Fiction Award and the Torgi Award for books on tape, 2002