Caroline Adderson

Caroline Adderson is the author of four novels (A History of Forgetting, Sitting Practice, The Sky Is Falling, Ellen in Pieces), two collections of short stories (Bad Imaginings, Pleased To Meet You) as well as books for young readers. She is also the editor of and co-contributor to Vancouver Vanishes. Her work has received numerous prize nominations including the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers' Prizes, the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the Governor General's Literary Award and the Rogers' Trust Fiction Prize. Winner of two Ethel Wilson Fiction Prizes and three CBC Literary Awards, Caroline was the recipient of the 2006 Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement.

News and Events

Meet the Author (Me)!

Christianne's Lyceum logoI’m looking forward to an evening with wine and refreshments discussing Ellen in Pieces at Christianne’s Lyceum of Art and Literature:  Thursday, 28 January at 7 pm.  For details and to register click here.

Editing Fiction Workshop: 23 January

BookEditingFor Metro Vancouver editors and writers, I’m teaching a day-long class on Editing Fiction for Editors British Columbia.  Details are here.  Hope to see you there!

Canada Reads 2016 Longlist!

starting-overWhat a a pleasant surprise to have an old book get a new life!  Sitting Practice is has been long-listed for Canada Reads 2016!  Read the full list of nominees here.

#1 BC Bestseller

BC bestseller listVancouver Vanishes starts at the top of the BC bestseller list!

Vancouver Vanishes Book Launch

Vancouver Vanishes book launch

2015 Whistler Writers Festival

Whister Writers Festival LogoWonderful to be invited back to Whistler for the 2015 Whistler Writers Festival, October 15-18th.  I’ll be performing a selection from Ellen In Pieces at the literary cabaret and giving a Saturday morning workshop.  Check out the many other readings, workshops and performances here.

Kingston Writersfest!

Kingston Writersfest logoI’m honoured to be attending the upcoming Kingston Writersfest.  My events include Reading Women: Biscotti and Books, with three friends: Marina Endicott, Anakana Scofield and Joan Thomas.  I’ll also be giving a teen masterclass, Person, Place, Thing, as well as visiting local schools.  View the festival schedule here.

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

logo2013sI’m thrilled to be heading off to Sechelt this weekend for one of my very favourite literary festivals.  See the great line-up of authors and entertainers here.  Hope to see you on the Sunshine Coast!

A History of Forgetting

A History of Forgetting coversA History of Forgetting was published in 1999 by Key Porter Books in Canada and in 2000 by review in the UK.  It’s long been out of print in Canada, but now Biblioasis has republished it in its Reset series and is bringing it out in the US for the first time.  Here are the two new editions, substantially revised for republication.

Scenes from the Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story

What a privilege to be part of this festival in Alice Munro’s home town of Wingham, Ontario.  It is the setting for Lives of Girls and Women and much of her early fiction.  There I was, standing in front of Del’s house on the Flats Road in Jubilee!  Thank you to all the organizers!quotes
MuseumLiterary GardenWingham town hall

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