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Caroline Adderson

Caroline Adderson

Caroline Adderson has been hailed by Toronto Star critic Philip Marchand as one of the four most notable emerging writers in Canada, and by Margaret Atwood as one of the country’s most promising women writers. Her work—which includes two novels, A History of Forgetting (Key Porter, 1999) and Sitting Practice (Thomas Allen, 2003), and a collection of short stories, Bad Imaginings (The Porcupine’s Quill, 1993)—has won her two Ethel Wilson Fiction Prizes, three CBC Literary Awards, as well as numerous prize nominations. Pleased to Meet You (Thomas Allen, 2006) was named as a best book of that year by the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and the Toronto Star. In 2006, Caroline was awarded the Marian Engel Award, given annually to a female writer in mid-career in recognition of her body of work. She lives in Vancouver.

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Caroline Adderson is the author of three novels), two collections of short stories, as well as books for young readers. Her work has received numerous prize nominations, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the Governor General’s Literary Award, and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.  Winner of two Ethel Wilson Fiction Prizes and three CBC Literary Awards, Adderson was also the recipient of the 2006 Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement.  She lives in Vancouver, Canada.