Member Profile

Cathy Marie Buchanan

Photo: Nigel Dickson 2009

CATHY MARIE BUCHANAN’s debut novel, The Day the Falls Stood Still, is a New York Times bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Recommends Selection, a Barnes & Noble Best of 2009 book, an American Booksellers Association IndieNext pick and a Canada Reads Top 40 Essential Canadian Novel of the Decade. Her second novel, The Painted Girls, is forthcoming January 10th, 2013 and was inspired by the model for Edgar Degas's Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. Her stories have appeared in many of Canada’s most respected literary journals. She holds a BSc (Honours Biochemistry) and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she now resides in Toronto.

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Publications

The Day the Falls Stood Still. HarperCollins Canada/Hyperion US/Random House UK, 2009
The Painted Girls. HarperCollins Canada/Riverhead Penguin US, 2013

Awards

Barnes & Noble Recommends for The Day the Falls Stood Still, 2009
American Booksellers Association IndieNext pick for The Day the Falls Stood Still, 2009
Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2009 for The Day the Falls Stood Still, 2013
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes