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Maureen (McCallum) Garvie

Maureen (McCallum) Garvie

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Maureen Garvie was born in Kingston, Ontario, and grew up living beside the St. Lawrence River. She studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario and English Literature at Queen's University. Finishing her education with master's, teaching, and library degrees, livedin New Zealand for 12 years, working on farms and in libraries and teaching English and drama. Her daughter, Leila, was born there.
In 1983 she returned with her family to Canada, working as a writer, book review editor, and magazine editor for the Kingston Whig-Standard until 1994. She was a regular reviewer for Quill & Quire from 1990 to 2010, taught academic writing at Queen's University until 2015, and has been an editor with McGill-Queen's University Press for 20 years.

Her YA novel Amy by Any Other Name was shortlisted for the 2010 Sunburst Award for the Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. And adult mystery, Withdrawn from Circulation, was published by Cowdy House in 1915.

Her most recent book is the YA title Almost Invisible, published by Groundwood in 2018.

She once again lives beside the St Lawrence River.



George Johnson's War, with Mary Beaty. Toronto: Groundwood, 2002
Lake Rules. Toronto: Key Porter, 2005
Amy by Any Other Name. Toronto: Key Porter, 2009
Withdrawn from Circulation. Kingston: Cowdy House, 2015
Almost Invisible. Toronto: House of Anansi/Groundwood , 2018
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