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Caroline Adderson

Caroline Adderson

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Caroline Adderson is the author of five novels (A History of Forgetting, Sitting Practice, The Sky Is Falling, Ellen in Pieces, A Russian Sister), two collections of short stories (Bad Imaginings, Pleased To Meet You). She is also the editor and co-contributor of a non-fiction book of essays and photographs, Vancouver Vanishes: Narratives of Demolition and Revival and guest editor of Best Canadian Stories 2019. Her work has received numerous award nominations including the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist. In 2017, she was a YWCA Women of Distinction Award for Arts, Culture and Design nominee. Her awards include three BC Book Prizes, three CBC Literary Awards, the Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement, and a National Magazine Award Gold Medal for Fiction. She teaches in the Writing and Publishing Program at SFU and is the Program Director of the Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Caroline is also an award-winning author of books for children of all ages. Her picture books include Norman, Speak! (Groundwood 2014), Eat, Leo! Eat! (Kids Can 2015), I Love You One to Ten (Groundwood 2015) and It Happened on Sweet Street (Tundra 2020). Her chapter books I, Bruno (Orca 2007) and Bruno For Real (Orca 2009) were followed by the hilarious six-volume Jasper John Dooley series (Kids Can 2012-2016), the forthcoming Izzy spin-off series (Kids Can 2020-2022) and the bilingual series Pierre & Paul (Owl Kids 2020). Middle grade readers enjoy her novels Very Serious Children (Scholastic 2007), Middle of Nowhere, (Groundwood 2012), A Simple Case of Angels (Groundwood 2014), The Mostly True Story of Pudding Tat, Adventuring Cat (Groundwood 2019) and Sunny Days Inside and Other Stories (Groundwood 2022). She is thrilled to add her first graphic novel to her bookshelf, Babble, and How Punctuation Saved It (Tundra 2022).

City:
Vancouver
Province:
British Columbia

Publications

A Russian Sister. 2021, Patrick Crean Editions, Harper Collins Canada
Bad Imaginings . 2018/1993, Biblioasis/The Porcupine's Quill
Vancouver Vanishes: Narratives of Demolition and Revival . 2015, Anvil Press
A History of Forgetting . 2015/1999, Biblioasis/Key Porter Books
Ellen in Pieces. 2014, Patrick Crean Editions, Harper Collins
The Sky Is Falling. 2010, Thomas Allen
Pleased to Meet You. 2006, Thomas Allen
Sitting Practice. 2003, Thomas Allen
Sunny Days Inside and Other Stories. 2021, Groundwood Books
Pierre & Paul: Dragon!. 2021, Owl Kids Books
Izzy in the Doghouse. 2020, Kids Can Press
Pierre & Paul: Avalanche! . 2020, Owl Kids
It Happened on Sweet Street. 2020, Tundra
The Mostly True Story of Pudding Tat, Adventuring Cat. 2019, Groundwood Books
Jasper John Dooley, Public Library Enemy #1. 2016, Kids Can Press
Jasper John Dooley, Lost and Found. 2015, Kids Can Press
Eat, Leo! Eat! . 2015, Kids Can Press
I Love You One to Ten. 2015, Groundwood Books
Jasper John Dooley, You’re in Trouble. 2015, Kids Can Press
A Simple Case of Angels. 2014, Groundwood Books
Jasper John Dooley, NOT in Love. 2014, Kids Can Press
Norman, Speak!. 2014, Groundwood Books
Jasper John Dooley, Left Behind. 2013, Kids Can Press
The Middle of Nowhere. 2012, Groundwood Books
Jasper John Dooley, Star of the Week. 2012, Kids Can Press
Film Studies. 2010, Annick Press
Bruno for Real. 2009, Orca Books
Very Serious Children. 2007, Scholastic Books
I, Bruno. 2007, Orca Books

Awards

National Magazine Award Gold Medal for Fiction for “Ellen-Celine, Celine-Ellen” from Ellen in Pieces, 2013
Alberta Magazine Association Gold Medal for Fiction for “I Feel Lousy” from Ellen in Pieces, 2013
The Marian Engel Award for For mid-career acheivement, 2006
CBC Literary Award for "Falling" from Pleased to Meet You, 2005
The Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for Sitting Practice, 2004
The Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for Bad Imaginings, 1994
CBC Literary Award for "The Chmarnyk" from Bad Imaginings, 1991
The CBC Literary Award for “The Hanging Gardens of Babylon” form Bad Imaginings, 1988
Chocolate Lily Book Award for Jasper John Dooley, NOT in Love, 2015-16
The Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize for Middle of Nowhere, 2013
Helen Isobel Sissons Canadian Children's Story Award for Norman, Speak!, 2012
The Diamond Willow Award for Very Serious Children, 2008
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

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