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

Ellen and Ethel…

Ellen in Pieces CoverI’m thrilled that Ellen in Pieces has been nominated for the 2015 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.  The award is given to the best work of fiction by a BC author.  And I’m in wonderful company!  Read the full list of nominees here.

Happy International Women’s Day!

CBC books logoI’m thrilled to make CBC Books’ list of 12 Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read.  Happy International Women’s Day to you all!

Cowichan Valley Reading

Very much looking forward to this reading in Duncan!

Vancouver Island reading



Novel Night at Book Warehouse

poster for BW event

Best Canadian Stories X 3

Cover Best Canadian Stories 14I’ve just received my contributor’s copy of 14: Best Canadian Stories, selected by the inimitable John Metcalf.  This volume republishes “Your Dog Makes Me Smile,” which first appeared in Numéro Cinq and went on to become a chapter of Ellen in Pieces.  This is the third year in a row that an Ellen story has appeared in Best Canadian Stories.

Writers’ Trust Best Books of the Year

WT best booksWhat a delight to see Ellen in Pieces appear three times on the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Best Books of the Year.  The books were selected by writers recognized by the WT this year.  Read the complete list here.

CBC Best Books of 2014

CBC books logoI’m  thrilled that Ellen in Pieces has been selected as a CBC Best Book of 2014!  Read the full list here.

The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers

The Next ChapterAiring on CBC this week is my interview with Shelagh Rogers about Ellen in Pieces.  Have a listen!

International Festival of Authors 2014

ifoa logoI’m thrilled to be back at IFOA with Ellen in Pieces.  I’ll be reading on 28 October at 7:30 and participating in a round table discussion on 1 November at 3:00.  For the complete schedule of my events, click here.

BookFest Windsor: Alistair MacLeod Tribute

Bookefest WindsorI’m honoured to be participating in the tribute to the great Alistair MacLeod at Windsor BookFest, Saturday 25 October at 8:00pm.  The next day I’ll be at Books and Brunch.  For a complete schedule of events, click here.