Member Profile

Marianne Brandis

Photo: Marti Maraden 2011

Marianne Brandis was born in Holland in 1938, came to Canada at age eight, and lived in British Columbia and Nova Scotia before moving to Ontario. She began writing in her teens, and continued while working as a copywriter at private radio stations and the CBC, and teaching English at Ryerson University. Since 1989 she has been a full-time writer. She has written historical fiction set in Canadian and British history, and novels set in modern-day Canada. She is now writing mainly creative non-fiction.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Frontiers and Sanctuaries: A Woman's Life in Holland and Canada. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006
Belongings. self-published chapbook, 2004
Finding Words: A Writer's Memoir. Manotick, Ontario: Penumbra Press, 2000
Rebellion: A Novel of Upper Canada. Erin, Ontario: The Porcupine's Quill, 1996
Fire Ship. Erin, Ontario: The Porcupine's Quill, 1992
Special Nests. Windsor, Ontario: Netherlandic Press, 1990
The Sign of the Scales. Erin, Ontario: The Porcupine's Quill, 1990
Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset. Erin, Ontario: The Porcupine's Quill, 1989
The Quarter-Pie Window. Erin, Ontario: The Porcupine's Quill , 1985
The Tinderbox. Erin, Ontario: The Porcupine's Quill, 1982
This Spring's Sowing. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, and England: Geo. Harrap., 1970
A Pebble's Journey: The Grand River Observed by Two Artists. G. Brender a Brandis, 2010
At This Point: a word-suite in six movements. Marianne Brandis, 2010
Thinking Big, Building Small. Marianne Brandis, 2011
With Books. Stonegarden Studios, 2012
The Grand River / Dundalk to Lake Erie. Erin, Ontario: The Porcupine's Quill, 2015

Awards

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People for Rebellion, 1996
Award of Merit from Heritage Toronto for Rebellion, 1997
Commendation from the Toronto Historical Board for Fire Ship, 1993
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People for The Sign of the Scales, 1991
IODE Book Award for The Quarter-Pie Window, 1986
Young Adult Canadian Book Award, Saskatchewan Library Association for Quarter-Pie Window, 1986
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable