Member Profile

Deborah Ellis

Deb was born and raised in small town Ontario, she has a high school diploma, and took up writing because she was so anti-social. She's still ani-social, but now it's called 'artistic temperment'. She's an old anti-war activist, and gives lots of school talks on the arts and social justice.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

A Company of Fools. Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2002.
Parvana's Journey. Groundwood Books, 2002.
Women of the Afghan War. Praeger Publishers, 2000.
The Breadwinner. Groundwood Books, 2000.
Looking for X. Groundwood Books, 1999.

Awards

Shortlisted, Governor General's Award for Parvana's Journey, 2002.
Shortlisted, Trillium Award for The Breadwinner, 2001.
Governor General's Award for Looking for X, 2000.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
1 hr., incl. q & a
Genre:
YA and Middle-Grade Fiction and Nonfiction
Grades:
3-12
Audience size:
no maximum
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$250
Two sessions:
$500
Three sessions:
$750
Four sessions:
$1000
One session:
$150
Two sessions:
$400
Three sessions:
$600
Four sessions:
$850
GST:
GST not applicable