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Grant JessicaJessica Grant, member of Newfoundland’s Burning Rock Collective, has been called “the biggest find in the last decade” by Larry Matthews, Burning Rock’s founder and continuing mentor. Her first collection of short stories, Making Light of Tragedy, includes a story (“My Husband’s Jump”) which won both the Western Magazine Award for Fiction and a Journey Prize. Her first novel, Come, Thou Tortoise is was published by Knopf Canada as part of their New Face of Fiction program in 2009.

Jessica’s Books:

Come, Thou Tortoise

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Knopf Canada, Spring 2009

Old Street Publishing, UK, Spring 2009

Manhattan/Goldmann, Germany

Mistral, Netherlands

Winner of the 2010 Amazon First Novel Award

Winner of the 2009 Winterset Prize

Winner of the 2010 Evergreen Award

Shortlisted for the 2010 CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award

Longlisted for the CBC Canada Reads Best Books of the Decade (2010)

Longlisted for the 2011 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Making Light of Tragedy

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Porcupine’s Quill, Canada, Fall 2004