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Carol Bruneau

Carol Bruneau

Photo: Bruce Erskine

Carol Bruneau is the author of nine books: six novels and three short fiction collections. She has an MA in Canadian Literature from Dalhousie University, and an MA in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. She worked as a journalist and photo editor for The Canadian Press before she began writing fiction in the early 1990s. Her present career combines writing and reviewing fiction, writing about the visual arts, and leading the occasional creative writing workshop. She has taught writing at several Maritime universities, including Dalhousie and NSCAD in Halifax, where she is based. Two of her novels have been published internationally, and her stories, essays and reviews have appeared in various Canadian newspapers, journals and anthologies. 

Nova Scotia


Brighten the Corner Where You Are: A Novel Inspired by the Life of Maud Lewis. 2020, Nimbus Publishing/Vagrant Press
A Circle on the Surface. 2018, Nimbus/Vagrant
A Bird on Every Tree. 2017, NImbus/Vagrant
These Good Hands. 2015, Cormorant
Glass Voices/Glasstimmen. 2007, 2010, Cormorant, Marebuchs
Berth. 2005, Cormorant
Purple for Sky, A Purple Thread for Sky. 2000, 2001, Cormorant, Carroll & Graf
Depth Rapture. 1998, Cormorant
After the Angel Mill. 1995, Cormorant


Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Awards for Purple for Sky, 2001
Dartmouth Book Award for Purple for Sky, 2001
Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction for A Circle on the Surface, 2019
Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, finalist for A Bird on Every Tree, 2018
Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, finalist for A Bird on Every Tree, 2018
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