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Thomas Trofimuk

2017

As a writer, he’s published poetry, short-fiction, and novels.  

His first novel, The 52nd Poem, explores the remnants of a love affair as a man sends a poem a week to his lover over the period of a year. The book went on to win a few awards including the 2003 Alberta Novel of the Year and the City of Edmonton Book Prize.

A second novel, Doubting Yourself to the Bone, is set in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and has received high praise from critics – including being named as one of the top 100 must read books for 2006 by the Globe & Mail.

In 2009, Thomas’ third novel, Waiting for Columbus, burst onto the international stage, with a Canadian (McClelland & Stewart) and US (Knopf-Doubleday) release. In 2010, the book was released in the UK (Picador), and was published in Serbia, Brazil, Poland, China, and Quebec. The book was also released as an audio book and optioned for film. Waiting for Columbus won the City of Edmonton Book Prize, was a nominee for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, it was a Richard and Judy Book Club (UK) pick for fall 2010 and was picked as one of Richard and Judy’s 100 Books of the decade.

This is All a Lie is his fourth (published) novel. Released in fall 2017, it has garnered rave reviews (inlcuding a starred review in Quill & Quire) and was picked as a top 100 books of 2017 selection by the National Post.

E-mail: trofs@shaw.ca
Phone number:
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Publications

The 52nd Poem. Great Plains Publications, 2002
Doubting Yourself to the Bone. Cormorant Books, 2006
Waiting for Columbus. McClelland & Stewart/Knopf Doubleday (US)/Picador (UK), 2009
This is All a Lie. Enfield & Wizenty, 2017

Awards

Alberta Novel of the Year and the City of Edmonton Book Prize for The 52nd Poem, 2003
City of Edmonton Book Prize for Waiting for Columbus, 2009
A Richard and Judy Book Club pick for fall 2010 for Waiting for Columbus, 2010
Named one of Richard and Judy’s “100 Books of the decade” for Waiting for Columbus, 2010
NOMINEE 2011 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for Waiting for Columbus, 2011
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

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