2010 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Finalist

Trevor ColePractical JeanTrevor Cole
Practical Jean

McClelland & Stewart

About the Book

Trevor Cole combines humour and sharp observations with an intriguingly twisted premise. Practical Jean is a tale of an ordinary, small-town woman with the usual challenges of middle age – a do-nothing husband, a family that refuses to understand her – who realizes her fondest wish is to protect her dearest friends from the indignities of aging and illness. The method by which she chooses to achieve this wish will forever change the lives of everyone she loves.

About the Author

Trevor Cole is the author of two previous novels, Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life and The Fearsome Particles, both of which were shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Cole is also an award-winning magazine journalist. He lives in Hamilton.




Woodcock Fund



Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing


September 19 for books published between June 20 and September 18, 2018


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


July 18 for books published between May 16 and Sept 30, 2018


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