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Carol Shields


(Carol Ann Warner Shields)
USA flag (1935 - 2003)

Carol Shields is American born, spent three years in Manchester in the 60s, and lived her adult life in Canada. Married, had five children andtwelve grandchildren. She died in Canada in July, 2003.
 
Anthologies edited
Dropped Threads (2001) (with Marjorie Anderson)
Dropped Threads 2 (2003) (with Marjorie Anderson and Catherine Shields)
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Non fiction
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1993) : The Stone Diaries
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1995) : The Stone Diaries
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1997) : Larry's Party
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2002) : Unless
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2002) : Unless
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2003) : Unless


Carol Shields recommends
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The Way Men Act (1992)
Elinor Lipman
"A jewel, brings together the rare combination of intelligence, wit and wisdom."
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We So Seldom Look on Love (1992)
Barbara Gowdy
"She writes like an angel."
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Snake (1994)
Kate Jennings
"Stunning... the work of a powerful imagination."
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Girls (1997)
Frederick Busch
"Fierce, wise, gripping, and true."
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Latitudes of Melt (2000)
Joan Clark
"Latitudes of Melt has wonderful moments of clarity and trancendence, but never loses sight of what an ordinary life is."
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Critical Injuries (2001)
Joan Barfoot
"I have no doubt that this wise, funny, harrowing novel will be the book of the year."

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