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

Authors for Indies, 29 April

Please come out and support your hard-working local bookstores at the 3rd annual Authors for Indies!  This year I’ll be recommending books at 32 Books in North Vancouver.  See you there!



2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Award

It’s a huge honour to receive this nomination in the category of Arts, Culture and Design, especially along side such an amazing group of women in the arts community.  Read the entire list of nominees here.

Booked in Fernie!

Thrilled to be going to Fernie for the first time!  Come out for music, readings and conversation at the Fernie Heritage Library, Friday March 10th at 7:00pm.

Urbanarium City Debate

Should zoning laws be rewritten to protect character homes?  I think so and will be arguing for this with the brilliant heritage activist Michael Kluckner.  Wednesday March 8th, 6:30 pm, UBC Robson Square.  For more information to and reserve a seat, click here.

Vancouver Island University Reading

Plotting is the subject of this combined reading and talk.  It takes place at the Nanaimo Campus of Vancouver Island University, Thursday March 2, 1:00-2:15.  Click here for full details.   Thanks to Kathy Page for this invitation.

VIU reading

On Edge

Thanks to Emily Carr University of Art and Design for inviting me to read in their On Edge series.  I’ll be on stage with Kevin Spenst on 23 February and 6:30 pm. Emily Carr University Library, 1400 Johnston St., Granville Island
Vancouver, BC.


The Writing Studio 2017

I’m delighted to have been named the Associate Director of Narrative for the 2017 Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.  The position is especially meaningful as I was myself a participant at the Writing Studio in 1987 and 1991.  Like many Canadian writers, the Banff Centre was crucial to my development as an artist.  For application information, click here.

Fat Oyster Reading Series

Very much looking forward to this!

Fat Oyster poster

Meet the Author: Christianne’s Lyceum of Art and Literature, 17 November 2016

9.25x10.25_VanVanish_coverOct8I’m very pleased to be invited back to Christianne’s Lyceum of Art and Literature to talk about Vancouver Vanishes: Narratives of Demolition and Revival.  The evening includes wine and Christianne’s usual delicious snacks.  7-10pm at the lyceum.  Find the address and full details here.

The Best Canadian Fiction of All Time…

It was an honour to be asked to contribute to this list and even more of an honour to discover a book of mine on it.  A big thank you to the Writers’ Trust of Canada!