Russell Wangersky


Russell Wangersky: Awards and Nominations

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

The Glass Harmonia

- Winner, 2011 BMO Winterset Award

Burning Down the House

- 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

- 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

- 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 four-time National Newspaper Award finalist; in 2002, 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 nominated for five 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.