Destiny’s Telescope

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Awards & Honours

Longlisted for the 2007 ReLit Award

Awards & Honours for Individual Stories

WON The 2002 Lawrence House Centre for the Arts Short Story Competition
WON The 2000 New Orphic Short Fiction Competition
Honourable mention in the 2002 Canadian Authors Association Short Story Competition
Honourable Mention in the 1996 Paragraph Short Fiction Contest
Finalists in the 2002 New Century Writer Awards


“A gem. Scarsbrook’s stories are arresting. Anyone looking through the lens of this Telescope can’t miss the author’s own star – rising up through the literary universe to a date with charmed destiny.”
– Mike Gillespie, The Ottawa Citizen

“Scarsbrook writes about love, and writes about it very well. All the stories are deeply emotional and have a tendency to affect you at a gut level. Stark and haunting … deeply involving … exquisitely lyrical.”
Storyteller, Canada’s Short Story Magazine

“After reading the very absorbing and cinematically composed story “Black Taxi”, I wanted more, much more of it … It posesses all the elements of a fascinating novel: good characters, setting, tension, superb dialogue, comedy, pace, etc. “Black Taxi” is a writhing, living thing and I read it with admiration and excitement … no small acheivement.”
Front + Centre (#15)