After (book)

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After book cover.jpg
First edition cover of Canadian release
Author Francis Chalifour
Country Canada
Subject Suicide
Genre Non-fiction, book[1]
Publisher Tundra Books
Publication date
October 11, 2005
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 256 pp.
ISBN 9780887767050

After is a non-fiction book, written by Canadian writer Francis Chalifour, first published in October 2005 by Tundra Books. In the book, the author narrates his pain and confusion as he grieved his father's death by suicide. Judith Miller, an award judge for the Edna Staebler Award called After, "deeply moving" saying, "We enjoyed the lyricism of his language and his strong sense of character."[2][3]

Awards and honours[edit]

After received the 2006 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction".[2] The book was also nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award in 2005.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goodreads, After, Book review, Retrieved 11/23/2012
  2. ^ a b Faculty of Arts, 2006, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Francis Chalifour, Retrieved 11/27/2012
  3. ^ Kletter, Judy Raphael, After[permanent dead link],, Book review, Retrieved 11/27/2012
  4. ^ Tundra Books, After, About the Book, Awards, Retrieved 11/27/2012

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