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Catherine Bush

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Catherine Bush is the author of three novels. Claire’s Head (M&S, 2004), shortlisted for the Trillium Award, and chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the Globe and Mail. The Rules of Engagement (HarperCollins, 2000), a national bestseller, was published internationally, shortlisted for the City of Toronto Book Award, and chosen as a New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book of the Year by the LA Times and the Globe and Mail. Minus Time (HarperCollins,1993), her first novel, was also published in the U.S. and the U.K., and shortlisted for the SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the City of Toronto Book Award. Bush has a degree in Comparative Literature from Yale University, has taught Creative Writing at universities including Concordia, the University of Florida, and the Universty of Guelph, and is an adjunct professor in University of British Columbia’s on-line MFA programme. A native of Toronto, she has been Writer-in-Residence at McMaster University, the University of New Brunswick, and the University of Alberta. Her nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail and The New York Times Magazine.

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Publications

The Rules of Engagement. Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, 2000; Amsterdam: Het Spectrum, 2000; HarperPerennial Canada paperback, 2001.
Minus Time. New York: Hyperion, 1993; Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, 1993; Toronto: HarperCollins Canada Paperback, 1994; Rev. ed. HarperPerennial, 2000; London/New York: Serpent's Tail/High Risk Books, 1995.
Elizabeth I. New York: Chelsea House, 1985.
Gandhi. New York: Chelsea House, 1984.
Claire's Head. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2004, revised 2005.

Awards

New York Times Notable Book for The Rules of Engagement, 2001.
Best Book of the Year by L.A. Times and the Globe & Mail for The Rules of Engagement, 2001.
Shortlisted, City of Toronto Book Award for The Rules of Engagement, 2001.
Shortlisted, Smith Books/Books in Canada First Novel Award for Minus Time, 1994.
Shortlisted, City of Toronto Book Award for Minus Time, 1994.
Shortlisted, The Trillium Award for Claire's Head, 2005
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