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Carol Shields

Carol Shields is an American born author.

Born May 16, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois , she studied at Hanover College, the University of Exeter in England , and the University of Ottawa, where she received an M.A.

In 1957 she married Donald Hugh Shields, a professor of Civil Engineering, and moved to Canada. She has lived there ever since and is a Canadian citizen. She has worked as an editorial assistant for the journal Canadian Slavonic Papers and as a professor at the University of Ottawa, the University of British Columbia . She lives in Winnipeg and is Chancellor and Professor at the University of Manitoba where she has taught for the last fifteen years.

Ms. Shields is the author of several novels and short-story collections, including "The Orange Fish" - "Swann" - "Various Miracles" - "Happenstance" - and "The Republic of Love." Her books have won a Canada Council Major Award, two National Magazine Awards, he 1990 Marian Engel Award, the Canadian Author's Award, and a CBC short story award.

"The Stone Diaries" won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Canada's Governor General's Award . It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the 1993 Booker Prize and was also named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly [?] and a "Notable Book" by The New York Times Book Review. She won the 1998 Orange Prize for Fiction for the novel "Larry's Party".

Her latest novel, "Unless", has been nominated for the 2002 Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award, the Booker Prize and the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction.



  • Thirteen Hands
  • Departures and Arrivals
  • Fashion Power Guilt (with Catherine Shields)
  • Not Another Anniversary (with David Williamson)
  • Women Waiting

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