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Barbara Lambert

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Barbara Lambert was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley, studied at the University of British Columbia, married and raised three children while writing fiction and establishing a business in textile design. Her stories (including the winner of the 1996 Malahat Review Novella Prize) have been published in a variety of literary magazines, and in the Journey Prize Anthology. She now divides her time between the Okanagan and Vancouver, and writes full time.

Barbara's new novel, The Whirling Girl, will be published by Cormorant books in the spring of 2012.

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A Message for Mr. Lazarus. Dunvegan, ON: Cormorant Books, 2000.
The Allegra Series. Vancouver: Beach Holme, 1999.


Danuta Gleed Literary Award for First Book of Short Fiction for Message for Mr. Lazarus, 2001.
Shortlisted, The Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the B.C. Book Prize for Message for Mr. Lazarus.
The Malahat Review Novella Prize, 1996.
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