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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Barbara Gowdy, C.M.

Barbara Gowdy C.M., originally uploaded by johnwmacdonald.

Barbara Gowdy, C.M., Toronto, Ontario, Member of the Order of Canada 22 February 2008 at Rideau Hall.


"Barbara Gowdy is one of our country’s most imaginative writers, acclaimed for novels such as Mister Sandman and The White Bone as well as for short stories that have appeared in a number of anthologies. She is known for her humour, wit and the vividness of her characters. Her works have been published in 24 countries, often appearing on bestseller lists, and have been translated into many languages. She is the recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Marian Engel Award, which recognizes a female writer for her body of work, and has been a finalist for several prominent literary awards."


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