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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Audrey Thomas, O.C.

Audrey Thomas, O.C.
Audrey Thomas, O.C.
Galiano Island, British Columbia
Officer of the Order of Canada

Audrey Thomas is one of our nation’s most accomplished fiction writers. Particularly renowned for her short stories, she has also written novels and radio dramas in a career that has spanned four decades. Her prose has been described as “evocative”, “unpretentious” and “flawless”. Equally known for her generosity of spirit, she has supported and mentored countless other writers, and was revered by students at the numerous universities where she taught or served as writer-in-residence. In addition, she has been active in founding and running professional associations, notably the Writers’ Union of Canada.

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