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Caroline Shepard

Photo: P. Duchemin 2014

'Off Centre' (Oberon 2004) Caroline Shepard’s debut collection of short fiction was short listed for the 2005 Danuta Gleed Award. Her short stories have appeared in Grain Magaizine, Room of One's Own, The Queen's Quarterly, Prairie Fire, and the Antigonish Review.

Her first novel, 'Unlit Spaces' (Friesen Press, 2014) has been nominated for the 2016 inaugural Whistler Independent Book Awards.

Caroline spent her childhood in Winnipeg, and the best of her summers poking along the shores of the Winnipeg River north of Lac du Bonnet. She has since lived in Ontario and Quebec, with periods of work, study and travel in the UK, Europe, the US, Botswana, and East Africa. She now makes her home in Ottawa, where the view out her study window provides equal parts inspiration and distraction.

It is her intention to complete her second novel in less than ten years.

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c/o Writers' Union of Canada


Off Centre. Oberon Press, 2004.
Unlit Spaces. Friesen Press, 2014


Shortlisted, Danuta Gleed Award for 'Off Centre', 2005
Shortlisted, CBC Literary award for “Addie Holds Herself Sideways”, 1996
Longlisted, Chapters/Robertson Davies First Novel Award for 'Unlit Spaces' (early manuscript version), 2001
Nominated-Whistler Independent Book Awards for 'Unlit Spaces', 2016
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