Writing credits

 

BOOKS

Vancouver Vanishes: Narratives of Demolition and Revival (editor and contributor), Anvil Press, Canada, 2015; essays

A History of Forgetting (second edition), Biblioasis, 2015; a novel

Ellen in Pieces, Harper Collins, 2014; a novel

The Sky Is Falling, Thomas Allen, 2010; a novel

Pleased to Meet You, Thomas Allen, 2006; short stories

Mr. Justice, Biblioasis, 2005; limited edition chapbook

Sitting Practice, Thomas Allen, Canada, 2003; review, UK, 2003; CET, Serbia, 2005; Zhar, Bulgaria, 2005; Belfond, France, 2006; Trumpeter, USA, 2008; a novel

A History of Forgetting, Key Porter/Patrick Crean Editions, Canada, 1999; review, UK, 2001; a novel

Bad Imaginings, The Porcupine’s Quill, Canada, 1993; short stories

 

PRIZES AND HONOURS

CBC Best Book of 2014: Ellen in Pieces

Writers’ Trust of Canada Best Book of 2014: Ellen in Pieces

National Magazine Award Gold Medal for Fiction, 2013: “Ellen-Celine, Celine-Ellen”

Alberta Magazine Association Gold Medal for Fiction, 2013: “I Feel Lousy”

The Globe and Mail Top 100 Books of 2010: The Sky Is Falling

Quill and Quire Best Books of 2010: The Sky Is Falling

Amazon.ca Top 100 Books of 2010: The Sky Is Falling

The Marian Engel Award: 2006

The Globe and Mail Top 100 Books of 2006: Pleased to Meet You

The National Post Editors’ Picks for 2006: Pleased to Meet You

The Toronto Star Best Books of 2006: Pleased to Meet You

CBC Literary Award: “Falling,” 2005

The Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize: Sitting Practice, 2004

The Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize: Bad Imaginings, 1994

CBC Literary Award: “The Chmarnyk”, 1991

CBC Literary Award: “The Hanging Gardens of Babylon,” 1988

 

NOMINATIONS

The Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award, 2016: Vancouver Vanishes

Canada Reads 2016 longlist: Sitting Practice

Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, 2015: Ellen in Pieces

National Magazine Award for Fiction, 2013: “I Feel Lousy”

Western Magazine Award for Fiction, 2013: “I Feel Lousy”

The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, 2013: “Erection Man”

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2012: The Sky Is Falling

The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, 2011: The Sky Is Falling

National Magazine Award, 2011: “How I Lost the War Against War and Learned to Love Arnold Schwarzenegger”

The Scotiabank Giller Prize (longlist), 2006: Pleased to Meet You

VanCity Book Prize, 2004: Sitting Practice

City of Vancouver Book Award, 2004: Sitting Practice

Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, 2000: A History of Forgetting

Rogers’ Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, 2003: A History of Forgetting

CNIB Talking Book of the Year Award, 1995: Bad Imaginings

Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, 1994: Bad Imaginings

Governor General’s Literary Award, 1993: Bad Imaginings

Journey Prize, 1993: “Oil and Dread”

National Magazine Award, 1991: “The Chmarnyk”

 

ANTHOLOGIES

Beyond Five Paragraphs: Advanced Essay Writing Skills, McGraw-Hill Ryerson 2015: “Highlights for Children”

Best Canadian Stories 14, Oberon Press, Canada, 2014: “Your Dog Makes Me Smile”

Best Canadian Stories 13, Oberon Press, Canada, 2013: “Ellen-Celine, Celine-Ellen”

Best Canadian Stories 12, Oberon Press, Canada, 2012: “Poppycock”

The Best Canadian Essays 2011, Tightrope Press 2012: “Highlights for Children”

The Anthology of Canadian Women Writers, Women’s Publishing House 2011, Vietnam: “And the Children Shall Rise”

The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories, Canada, 2007: “And the Children Shall Rise”

Romans d’une ville, Editions Autrement, France, 2004:  “Mr. Justice”

Best Canadian Short Stories 2002, Oberon Press, Canada, 2002: “The Maternity Suite”

Islands West: Stories from the Coast, Oolichan Books, Canada, 2001: “Shiners”

Intersections: Fiction and Poetry from the Banff Centre for the Arts, The Banff Centre Press, Canada, 2000: “Bread and Stone”

Nouvelles Du Canada Anglais, L’instant meme, Canada, 1999: “Menes” (“Shiners”)

Emergent Voices, Goose Lane, Canada,1999: “The Chmarnyk”, “The Hanging Gardens of Babylon”

Riprap: Fiction and Poetry from the Banff Centre for the Arts, The Banff Centre Press, Canada,1999: “The Chmarnyk”

West by Northwest: British Columbia Short Stories, Polestar Book Publishers, Canada,1998:  “Gold Mountain”

Desde el Invierno: Ficciones Contemporeas del Canada Ingles, National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, Cuba, 1997: “The Chmarnyk”

Cuento canadiense contemporaneo, Textos de Difusion Cultural, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, 1996: “El Planeta Tierra” (“The Planet Earth”)

The Porcupine’s Quill Reader, The Porcupine’s Quill, Canada, 1996: “Shiners”

Canadian Short Fiction, Prentice-Hall, Canada, 1996: “Gold Mountain”

The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English, Oxford University Press, Canada, 1995: “The Chmarnyk”

Ethics, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Canada, 1995: “And the Children Shall Rise”

The Journey Prize Anthology 5, McClelland and Stewart, Canada, 1993: “Oil and Dread”

Coming Attractions ’92, Oberon Press, Canada, 1992: “Shiners”, “The Chmarnyk” and “Oil and Dread”

Out of Place, Coteau Books, Canada, 1991: “And the Children Shall Rise”

 

SHORT FICTION

Canadian Notes and Queries, Number 86, 2012: “Ellen-Celine, Celine-Ellen”

Eighteen Bridges, Winter 2012: “I Feel Lousy”

Numéro Cinq, October 2012: “Your Dog Makes Me Smile”

The New Quarterly, 121, 2012: “Poppycock”

Found Press Quarterly, Summer 2011: “Obscure Objects”

Brick 77, Summer, 2006: “Spleenless”

The New Quarterly, 97, 2006: “Knives”

Geist, Vol. 15, No. 57, 2005: “Ring Ring”

En Route, August, 2005: “Falling”

Room Of One’s Own, Vol. 28:3, 2005: “Hauska Tutustua”

The New Quarterly, 90, 2004: “Obscure Objects” plus an interview

The New Quarterly, Vol. XXI, No. 2&3 2002:  “Gold Mountain” 

The New Quarterly, Fall 1996: “Things Get Vicious” a novel excerpt

Quarry, Volume 42, Number 3: “Gold Mountain”

Event, Volume 21, Number 3: “Grunt If You Love Me”

Saturday Night, Volume 107, Number 8, October 1992: “The Chmarnyk”

The Malahat Review, Number 99, June 1992: “Bread and Stone”

Quarry, Volume 41, Number 2, Summer 1992: “Oil and Dread”

Saturday Night, Volume 106, Number 7, September 1991: “Shiners”

Grain, Volume XIX, Number 2, 1991: “Bestiary”

Canadian Fiction Magazine, Number 71, 1991: “The Hanging Gardens of Babylon”

Cyphers, Number 32, (Ireland), Spring 1990: “The Hanging Gardens of Babylon”

Grain, Volume XVI, Number 1, February 1988: “And the Children Shall Rise”

Grain, Volume XIV, Number 1, February 1986: “Making Puppets”

The Capilano Review, Number 39, 1986: “And There Is No Junta”

 

NONFICTION

Canadian Notes and Queries, Number 93, 2015: “A History of A History of Forgetting

Write, Volume 42 Number 2, Fall 2014: “Chasing Your Muse: On the Writer-Editor Relationship”

The New Quarterly, Fall 2014: “Surrendering to Paradise: In Conversation with Kathy Page”

Vancouver Magazine, September, 2014: “The Vanishing Point”

The Globe and Mail, December 28, 2013: “Long story short”

Canadian Notes and Queries, Number 88, 2013: “Obdurate and Smelly”

Brick 91, 2013: “Spoiler Alert: The Bookshop”

Ryeberg.com, January 2013: “Re-Ethralling the Picture in Motion”

The New Quarterly, Spring 2012: “Poppycock! An Afterword”

In the Flesh, Brindle and Glass 2012: “120 Thousand Strands”

Geist 83, Winter 2011: “Lives of the House”

Eighteen Bridges, Spring 2011: “How I Lost the War Against War and Learned to Love Arnold Schwarzenegger”

The New Quarterly, Winter 2010: “Highlights for Children”

Shambhala Sun, 2010: “About a Poem”

Reader’s Digest, May 2010: “Congratulations, It’s a Toaster!”

The Globe and Mail, Saturday April 25, 2009: “A Holy Sinner”

Great Expectations, House of Anansi, 2008: “Congratulations, It’s a Toaster!”

The Globe and Mail, Saturday July 29, 2006: “Guilty Pleasures”

Geist 62, Fall 2006: “A True Story About Reading”

The New Quarterly, Fall 2006: “Sir Charles”

Reading Writers Reading; The University of Alberta Press, 2006: “A True Story About Reading”

Brick 71, 2003: “Lost Classics: The Life of the Caterpillar”

Canadian Notes and Queries, Number 63, 2003:  “Mogul Recollected”

The Globe and Mail, Saturday October 25, 2003:  “So You Want to Be a Writer”

Arc 50, 2003: “Silver”

We Who Can Fly: Poems, Essays and Memories in Honour of Adele Wiseman, Cormorant Press, 1997: “Wingless, Fearless”

Afterword to Woodsmen of the West, McClelland and Stewart, New Canadian Library Edition, 1996

The New Quarterly, Fall 1996: “John Metcalf”

Quill and Quire, August 1994: “Sold on the West”

Carousel, Volume 10: “Old Men and Holy Places”

Event, Volume 22, Number 1: “A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga for Writers”

 

BOOK REVIEWS

The Literary Review of Canada, 2016: The Hidden Keys

Canadian Notes and Queries, 2010: Going Ashore

The Globe and Mail:

There Is No Dog, 2011

There but for the, 2011

Dr. Zhivago, 2010

February, 2009

At a Loss for Words, 2008

Shining at the Bottom of the Sea, 2007

The Interpreter of Silences, 2006

The Accidental, 2005

The I.V. Lounge Reader, 2001

Love Street, 2001

The Fat Princess, 2000

Robbiestime, 2000

 

RADIO BROADCASTS

Between the Covers, 2005: “Falling”

Sunday Showcase/Monday Playbill, 2003: “The Chmarnyk”

Sunday Showcase, CBC Radio, 1997: “The Planet Earth”, drama

Morningside, CBC Radio, December 1989: “Fire of Stones”, a five-part drama

Ambience, CBC Saskatchewan 1987: “Bestiary”, a short story

 

OPERA

The Chmarnyk by Lisa Turner from the short story by Caroline Adderson: premiered 24 March, 2006, Mt. McIntrye, Whitehorse, Canada

 

FEATURE INTERVIEWS

The Globe and Mail, 2014

The National Post, 2014

World Literature Today, 2012

The Globe and Mail, 2010

Canadian Notes and Queries 71, 2007

The New Quarterly, 2004

The Vancouver Sun, 2004

Book T.V., 2004

The Independent, London, UK, 2001

The Jewish Chronicle, London, UK, 2001

 

ARCHIVES

Fonds purchased by Simon Fraser University Special Collections, 2004; 2008

 

WRITING FOR CHILDREN

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