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Carol Shields

  Carol Shields, 2002
Letter from Governor General Roméo LeBlanc, dated April 20, 1995, congratulating Shields on winning the Pulitzer Prize  

Carol Shields is among the most distinguished and honoured of all writers in the Canadian literary tradition. The author of ten novels, three collections of short fiction, three volumes of poetry, four published plays and two books of literary criticism, she has carefully carved out her special place in Canadian letters. Her many honours include the Canadian Authors' Association Award for the Best Novel of 1976 (Small Ceremonies), the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Canadian Mystery (Swann: A Mystery), the Booker Prize Shortlist, the Governor General's Award, the National Book Critics' Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize (The Stone Diaries), the Orange Prize (Larry's Party), nominations for the Giller Prize (Larry's Party and Unless), and the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction (Jane Austen).

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