Awards

  • Manuscript for novel Giantess longlisted for Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction, August 2019.
  • Beyond Mile Zero: The Vanishing Alaska Highway Lodge Community wins a gold award in the 2017 Foreword Indies, non-fiction travel book category.
  • Beyond Mile Zero: The Vanishing Alaska Highway Lodge Community receives a 2018 silver IPPY award in the Travel Essay category.
  • Lily Gontard and Mark Kelly awarded the Yukon Historical Museums Associations’ Innovation, Education and Community Engagement Award for 2017
  • Emerging Northern Writers and Artists Fund, Northern Public Affairs 2016
  • “Simple Division” short-listed for the 2015 23rd Annual SiWC Short Story Contest
  • Advanced Artist Award 2014, Government of Yukon
  • Advanced Artist Award 2002, Government of Yukon