Barbara Gowdy

Barbara Gowdy

Ontario

Barbara Gowdy has written seven books which have experienced widespread international acclaim. As a novelist and short story writer, she has been described by Harper’s as someone who has “refused to subscribe to worn-out techniques and storytelling methods.” She is a member of the Order of Canada and a three-time finalist for The Governor General’s Award. Her latest work, Little Sister, written after a struggle with depression caused by extreme back pain, follows a woman who can leave her body and experience the world through another person.

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