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

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.

The Talented Michel Vrana

Ellen in Pieces CoverHere’s the final version of the cover of Ellen In Pieces designed by the talented Michel Vrana!

Ellen in Pieces!

Ellen in Pieces Advanced REading CopyThrilled to have received an Advanced Reading Copy of Ellen in Pieces.  Thank you Harper Collins!

Ellen in Pieces at Incite

VWF logo I’m delighted to be previewing a story from my upcoming novel Ellen in Pieces (Harper Collins 2014) at the Vancouver Writers Festival Incite reading series, March 5th.  The evening will be a celebration of 13: Best Canadian Stories (Oberon Press), which includes “Ellen-Celine, Celine-Ellen,” winner of the Gold Medal Award for Fiction at the 2013 National Magazine Awards.  I’ll share the stage with Cynthia Flood and Zoey Leigh Peterson.  Click here for more details.

13: Best Canadian Stories

13: Best Canadian STories coverI just received my contributor’s copy of 13: Best Canadian Stories, selected by the inimitable John Metcalf.  This volume republishes “Ellen-Celine, Celine-Ellen,” which first appeared in Canadian Notes and Queries and won the 2013 National Magazine Award Gold Medal for Fiction. Wonderful to be between the covers with the likes of Cynthia Flood, Clark Blaise, Elisabeth De Mariaffi.  Thank you Oberon Press for its commitment to this series.