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Sue MacLeod

Photo: John Oughton 2013

Sue MacLeod's first Young Adult novel, Namesake, was published to critical acclaim in 2013. Sue has also written three books of poetry. She has taught a poetry seminar class at Dalhousie University and led poetry workshops for organizations such as the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Quebec Writers' Federation. Formerly of Halifax and Toronto, Sue now lives in Montreal. 

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Namesake. Pajama Press, 2013
Mood Swing, with Pear. Signature Editions, 2016
That Singing You Hear at the Edges. Signature Editions, 2003
The Language of Rain. Roseway Publishing, 1995


shortlist, Violet Downey Book Award (National IODE) for Namesake, 2013
Best Books for Kids and Teens selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre for Namesake, 2013
shortlist, Nova Scotia Lieutenant-Governor's Masterworks Arts Award for (editor) To Find Us: Words and Images of Halifax, 2006
inaugural Poet Laureate of Halifax, 2001-2005
Arc's Poem of the Year Prize, 2000
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