Her bestselling debut novel, The Boat People, won the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, was a finalist for Canada Reads 2018, the 2018 Amazon Canada First Novel Award, the 2019 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, and the 2019 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, and was longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize.

Published in January 2018, it is available worldwide with translations on the shelves or forthcoming in French, German, Arabic, and Turkish. The unpublished manuscript won the Percy Janes First Novel Award (May 2015) and was short listed for the Fresh Fish Award (October 2015).