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Lauren B. Davis

Lauren B. Davis

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Lauren B. Davis’s most recent works are EVEN SO, published by Dundurn Press in 2021, and named one of the "Best Books of the Year" by the Quill & Quire and the Winnipeg Free Press; THE GRIMOIRE OF KENSINGTON MARKET, called “timely and important” by the Toronto Star,  and “enchanting” by the Temz Review and named one of the "Best Books of the Year" by the Globe & Mail;  AGAINST A DARKENING SKY, a novel set in 7th c. Northumbria, which Pulitzer-prize winning author Robert Olen Butler called, “the ideal for a historical novel,” and the bestselling novel, THE EMPTY ROOM, a searing, raw and powerful a portrayal of the chaos and pain of alcoholism.  THE EMPTY ROOM was named one of the “Best Books of the Year” by The National Post, and the Winnipeg Free Press, “Editors’ Pick” by Amazon and a “Critics’ Pick” by The Coast. Her previous novel, OUR DAILY BREAD, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named as one of the “Best Books of the Year” by The Globe & Mail and The Boston Globe. She is also the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed novels, THE RADIANT CITY, a finalist for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize; and THE STUBBORN SEASON, a named as one of the Top 15 Bestselling First Novels by and Books in Canada.  She has also published two short story collections, AN UNREHEARSED DESIRE and RAT MEDICINE & OTHER UNLIKELY CURATIVES.  Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards, the ReLit Award and she is the recipient of two Mid-Career Writer Sustaining grants from the Canadian Council for the Arts.  A well-respected creative writing teacher who has taught in Geneva, Paris, and Ireland, as well as in the USA and Canada, she is also a past Mentor with the Humber College Creative Writing by Correspondence Program, and past Writer-in-Residence at Trinity Church, Princeton. Lauren was born in Montreal, lived in France for ten years from 1994-2004, and now lives with her husband, Ron, and their rescue pup, Bailey, in Princeton, New Jersey.  For more information, please visit her website at:

Princeton, New Jersey


Even So. 2021, Dundurn Press
Against a Darkening Sky. 2015, Harper Collins Canada
Le Poison des Jours. 2014, Lemeac Quebec
The Empty Room. 2013, HarperCollins Canada
Our Daily Bread. 2012, HarperCollins Canada
An Unrehearsed Desire. 2013, Exile Editions
The Radiant City. 2005, HarperCollins Canada
The Stubborn Season. 2002, HarperCollins Canada
Rat Medicine & Other Unlikely Curatives. 2000, Mosaic Press


CBC Literary Award - shortlisted for Tale of Two Taxis & One Flowerman, 2004
Rogers Writers trust Fiction Prize - Shortlisted for The Radiant City, 2006
The Rellit Awards - longlisted for An Unrehearsed Desire, 2009
Scotiabank Giller Prize - Longlisted for Our Daily Bread, 2021
CAA Fred Kerner Award - shortlisted for The GRIMOIRE OF KENSINGTON MARKET, 2018
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