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. 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 also the recipient of the 2006 Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement.

News and Events

The Globe and Mail Book Report

Tonia Cowan portraitThanks to the Globe and Mail for including me in their Book Reports and for the smashing portrait by Tonia Cowan.

Russell Books Reading

Ellen in Pieces CoverVictoria readers, I hope you can join me for an evening of readings at Russell Books with Angie Abdou and Eve Joseph.  September 25th at 7:30 pm.  734 Fort Street.  Click here for more information.

Thin Air Winnipeg

thin air coverI’m looking forward to visiting The ‘Peg for one of the nicest literary festivals in Canada – Thin Air.  I’ll be reading to and chatting with students at the University of Manitoba, appearing on the Main stage, as well as participating in the school program.   Hope to see you there!

North by Northwest

Ellen in Pieces CoverA huge thanks to Sheryl MacKay for the most relaxing interview ever.  Here’s our conversation about Ellen in Pieces.   Listen to it here.

CBC Books Fall Reading List

Canada Writes LogoI’m honoured that Ellen in Pieces has been selected as one of “10 fantastic reads” by CBC Books.  Congratulations to all the authors.

Namby-pamby protagonists, step aside

Globe and Mail photoA big thanks to Globe and Mail arts reporter Marsha Lederman for her coverage of the life of a typical mid-list, middle-age writer: me!

Zoom, zoom, Zoomer!

Zoomer Magazine coverThanks to Zoomer Magazine for selecting Ellen in Pieces as Book of the Week.

How I Wrote It

Canada Writes LogoCheck out the Canada Writes feature How I Wrote It.  Today’s posting: “How I Wrote Ellen in Pieces.”

The Honeyman Festival

Honeyman Festival CoverIt was an honour to write the introduction to the new issue of Marian Engel’s classic novel.  Thanks to House of Anansi for the opportunity and for their important A-list series.

Best Summer Reading

Ellen in Pieces coverEllen in Pieces is on The Toronto Star’s best summer reading list!  Available 19 August.  See the full list of recommended books.