Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2012, Long-listed, Dr. Brinkley's Tower.
Governor General's Literary Award: Fiction, 2012, Short-listed, Dr. Brinkley's Tower.
Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, 2012, Commended, Dr. Brinkley's Tower.
... stunning ... a tapestry-rich, almost magical narrative with dozens of fully realized characters and a vividly detailed world ... masterful ... [Dr. Brinkley's Tower] is a thing of wonder.
- Edmonton Journal
... Dr. Brinkley’s Tower is an entertaining page-turner.
- NOW Magazine
Dr. Brinkley’s Tower is a cautionary tale of human nature and imperialistic intent that masterfully juggles a handful of characters.
- The Coast
With ingenious characters and striking scenes, Hough reveals a love of Mexican culture and has crafted a story that convincingly illustrates the emotions of men and women.
... Hough has substantial storytelling chops .... a smooth, entertaining and entrancing [read].
- Toronto Star
... hilarious and penetrating ... Hough is a master storyteller ...
- Globe and Mail
Hough’s greatest skill [...] is as an old-fashioned storyteller. Dr. Brinkley’s Tower moves like an extremely well-oiled machine, juggling and nudging forward all kinds of subplots without ever drawing attention to the muscularity required to do so.
- National Post