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Carole Giangrande

Carole Giangrande

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Carole Giangrande was born and raised in the New York city area. She came to Canada to study at the University of Toronto. She's worked as a broadcast journalist for CBC Radio, a Writer-in-Residence and as a teacher of journalism and political science, and she's given readings at Harbourfront, Hart House and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Her poetry and essays have been anthologized and her fiction, articles and reviews have appeared in Grain, New Quarterly, Descant, Canadian Forum, Matrix, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and Books in Canada. Her poetry has been published in Queens Quarterly, Grain, Spiritus, The New Quarterly, Braided Way and Prairie Fire. She's married and lives in Toronto.

Toronto, ON
fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children.
I write professionally in the following language(s):


The Frailty of Living Things (poetry chapbook). 2021, Aeolus House
Do I Have To Go To Sleep? (picture book). 2020, Penumbra Press
The Tender Birds (novel). 2019, Inanna
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air (novel). 2017, Inanna
Here Comes The Dreamer (novella). 2015, Inanna
Midsummer (novella). 2014, Inanna
A Gardener on the Moon (novella). 2010, Quattro Books
An Ordinary Star (novel). 2004, Cormorant
A Forest Burning (novel). 2000, Cormorant
Missing Persons (short stories). 1994, Cormorant
Down to Earth: The Crisis in Canadian Farming (nonfiction). 1985, Anansi
The Nuclear North: The People, The Regions and the Arms Race (nonfiction). 1983, Anansi


Independent Publishers Silver Medal for Literary Fiction for The Tender Birds, 2020
Independent Publishers Gold Medal for Literary Fiction for All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, 2018
Pushcart Prize nomination for "Death of a Red-Tailed Hawk" (Essay in EcoTheo Review), 2018
Miramichi Reader "Very Best" Book Award for Fiction for The Tender Birds, 2020
Miramichi Reader "Very Best" Book Award for Fiction for All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, 2017
Lyric Essay Award for "Goshawk" (Eastern Iowa Review), 2016
Ken Klonsky Novella Prize, Quattro Books for A Gardener on the Moon, 2010
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: