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Michelle Barker

Photo: Robin Susanto 2019

Michelle Barker’s most recent novel My Long List of Impossible Things (2020) is published by Annick Press and is a Junior Library Guild gold standard selection. Her previous novel, The House of One Thousand Eyes (2018, Annick Press) won numerous awards, including the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, and was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of A Year of Borrowed Men, finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Her poetry, short fiction and non-fiction have been published in literary reviews around the world. 

Michelle is represented by Hilary McMahon (Westwood Creative Artists) and works as a senior editor with The Darling Axe. She holds an MFA in creative writing from UBC and has spoken and taught at schools and writing conferences in both Canada and the U.S.

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
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Publications

The Beggar King. Thistledown Press, 2013
Old Growth, Clear-Cut: Poems of Haida Gwaii. Leaf Press, 2012
The House of One Thousand Eyes. Annick Press, 2018
My Long List of Impossible Things. Annick Press, 2020
A Year of Borrowed Men. Pajama Press, 2015

Awards

Amy Mathers Teen Book Award for The House of One Thousand Eyes, 2019
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards for The House of One Thousand Eyes, 2019
Foreword Indies Book Award for The House of One Thousand Eyes, 2019
Next Generation Indie Book Awards for The House of One Thousand Eyes, 2019
Kirkus Best YA Historical Fiction for The House of One Thousand Eyes, 2018
Surrey International Writers' Conference Storyteller Award for MVP, 2017
Surrey International Writers' Conference Non-Fiction Contest for Understanding Harry, 2003
Gold National Magazine Award (Personal Journalism) for Blessings, 2002
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
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WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
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