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Pauline Holdstock

Pauline Holdstock, originally from England, came to Canada in 1974. She writes novels, short fiction and essays. Her books have been published in the U.S., the U.K. and Germany, as well as in Canada, where her work has been featured on CBC radio and named a finalist for the Giller prize. Her fiction has been anthologized in both Canada and the U.K.. Pauline also writes essays and book reviews. Her non-fiction has appeared in national newspapers and has been broadcast on CBC radio. She has taught creative writing at the Victoria School of Writing and at the University of Victoria and served on the faculty of the Wired Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

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Mortal Distractions. Thistledown Press, 2004.
Beyond Measure (A Rare and Curious Gift: US/AUS title). Cormorant Books, 2004; New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2005.
The Turning. New Star Books, 1996.
Swimming from the Flames. Turnstone Press, 1995.
The Burial Ground. New Star Books, 1990; Germany: Baum Publications, 1992.
The Blackbird's Song. Cormorant Books, 2006
House. Beach Holme, 1996
Into The Heart of the Country. HarperCollins Canada, 2011


The Malahat Novella Contest, 2006.
The Ethel Wilson Prize for Fiction, 2005.
Regional Finalist, The Commonwealth Writers Prize.
Finalist, The Giller Prize, 2004.
Federation of BC Writers Literary Rites Prize, 2002.
The Prairie Fire Personal Journalism Prize for Ship of Fools, 2000
Finalist WH Smith Best First Novel Award for The Blackbird's Song (Simon&Pierre), 1988
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