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Robin McGrath

Photo: John Joy 1998

Robin McGrath was born in Newfoundland. She earned a doctorate from the University of Western Ontario and for 22 years did research in the Canadian Arctic on Inuit Literature and culture. She now lives in Goose Bay, Labrador and is a full-time writer.

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Escaped Domestics: Poems. St. John's: Killick, 1998.
Trouble and Desire: Stories. St. John's, NF: Killick, 1996.
Canadian Inuit Literature: The Development of a Tradition. Ottawa, ON: National Museum, 1984.
Paper Stays Put: A Collection of Inuit Writing. Edmonton, AB: Hurtig, 1980.
Covenant of Salt. Killick Press, 2005
Donovan's Station. Killick Press, 2002
Nursery Rhymes of Newfoundland and Labrador. Boulder Publications, 2004
Hoist Your Sails and Run. Tuckamore, 1999
Coasting Trade: A Performance for Three Voices. Rattling Books, 2006
Salt Fish and Shmattes: A History of the Jews in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1770. Killick Press, 2006
Livyers World. Tuckamore Press, 2006


Children's Book Centre Choice for Hoist Your Sails and Run, 1999
Geldert Medal for Simon Soloman: Newfoundland's First Postmaster, 2004
Henry Fuerstenberg Poetry Award for Escaped Domestics, 1999
Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and History Award for Donovan's Station, 2004
Newfoundland & Labrador Arts and Letters Award for Mountain of Shoes, 2002
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