The Path of Most Resistance

A Collection of Short Stories

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A Novel

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Whirl Away:


Shortlisted for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Winner, Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award

Shortlisted for the MBO Winterset Award

Finalist for the Newfoundland & Labrador Book Award


Danny Williams:

A Profile

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The Glass Harmonica

A Novel

Winner, 2011 BMO Winterset Award


Burning Down the House:

Fighting Fires and Losing Myself

Winner, 2009 Edna Staebler Award

Winner, Rogers Cable Non-fiction Award, Newfoundland & Labrador Book Awards 2009

Winner of the B.C. National Non-Fiction Book Award

Winner, Drummer General Award

Chosen as a Top 100 Book by The Globe and Mail

Finalist for Writers Trust Award for Non-Fiction


The Hour of Bad Decisions

A Collection of Short Stories

Winner, gold medal in the short fiction category from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (covering the U.S., Canada and 17 other countries)

Finalist, Downhome Fiction Award, Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards 2008

Long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

Short-listed, Commonwealth Writers Proze, Best First Book (Canada and the Caribbean)

Finalist, Excellence in Writing, Winterset Award

Book of the Year in Short Stories, ForeWord Magazine

Finalist, 2007 National Magazine Awards for fiction

Finalist, Award for Publishing, Saskatchewan Book Awards


Other Awards

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Winner, Prism International's creative non-fiction competition, the Maclean Hunter Endowment Award, 2004 and again in 2005 (runner-up, 2006)

1st prize, Prairie Fire's creative non-fiction competition, 2004; 2nd prize 2005

Western Magazine Award, 2005, for personal journalism

2nd place, Prairie Fire's fiction competition, 2004; 3rd place 2006

International Association of Firefighters media awards: 2nd prize (2005); honourable mention (2004)

Dalton Camp Award (Friends of Canadian Broadcasting), 2003

Shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards Competition, Travel category, 2004

Writer's Union short prose competition for developing writers finalist, 2002 and 2003

In 2004, he was selected for the Banff Centre's creative journalism program; in 2005, he attended the Banff Writer's Studio

Russell is a seven-time National Newspaper Award finalist; in 2002 and 2011, he won the award for Best Editorials

A newspaper feature Russell conceived and co-wrote won the Atlantic Journalism award for enterprise reporting, an honourable mention at the Michener Awards for public service journalism, was a finalist for the Investigative Reporters and Editors Freedom of Information Award, and won the Associated Press Managing Editors award for freedom of information, the first Canadian newspaper to win the award in its 30-year history

He has been a finalist for six Atlantic Journalism Awards; in 2004, he won for magazine writing and in 2005 for commentary.

He is also a four-time National Magazine Award finalist.