Beth Goobie

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Beth" Goobie was born 1959.[1] is a Canadian poet and fiction writer.

Life[edit]

Beth Goobie grew up in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. After working one year in Holland as an au pair, she spent the next four years earning a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Winnipeg and a B.A. in Religious Studies from the Mennonite Brethren Bible College. She then worked as a front line residential treatment worker in both Winnipeg and Edmonton.

Her work has appeared in many Canadian literary journals, including "Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, "The Antigonish Review", "Event", "Grain", "Prairie Fire" and "The Prairie Journal". As of 2016, she has 24 published books to her credit, including the genres of young adult fiction (18 books), children's (one book), one adult novel, 2 collections of short fiction, and two collections of poetry.

She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.[when?]

Awards[edit]

  • 1994 R. Ross Annett Juvenile Fiction Award for Mission Impossible.
  • 1995 Pat Lowther Award
  • 1998 Joseph S. Stauffer Award (Canada Council)
  • 2000 Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award for Before Wings
  • 2000 Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature for "Before Wings"
  • 2003 Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature for "Flux"
  • 2004 Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature for "Fixed"

Works[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Short stories[edit]

  • Could I Have My Body Back Now, Please?. Edmonton: NeWest Press. 1991. ISBN 0-920897-09-6. 
  • The Only-Good Heart: Pedlar Press, Toronto, 1998

Adult Fiction[edit]

  • The First Principles of Dreaming: Second Story Press, 2014

Young adult fiction[edit]

  • Group Homes From Outer Space. Don Mills, Ontario: Maxwell Macmillan Canada. 1992. ISBN 0-02-954093-3. 
  • Who Owns Kelly Paddik?: Maxwell Macmillan, Don Mills, Ontario, 1993
  • Sticks and Stones: Maxwell Macmillan, Don Mills, Ontario, 1994
  • Hit and Run: Maxwell Macmillan, Don Mills, Ontario, 1994
  • Mission Impossible. Red Deer, Alta.: Red Deer College Press. 1994. ISBN 0-88995-114-4. 
  • Kicked Out: Prentice Hall Ginn, Toronto, 1995
  • I'm Not Convinced: Red Deer Press, Calgary, 1997
  • The Good, The Bad, And The Suicidal: Roussan Publishers Incorporated, Montreal, 1997
  • The Colours of Carol Molev: Roussan Publishers Incorporated, Montreal, 1998
  • The Dream Where the Losers Go: Roussan Publishers Incorporated, Montreal, 1999
  • Before Wings. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers. 2001. ISBN 978-1-55143-163-5. 
  • The Dream Where Losers Go. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers. 2001. ISBN 978-1-55143-455-1. 
  • The Lottery (Beth Goobie). Victoria, BC.: Orca Book Publishers. 2002. ISBN 978-1-55143-238-0. 
  • Kicked Out. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers. 2002. ISBN 978-1-55143-244-1. 
  • Sticks and Stones. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers. 2002. ISBN 978-1-55143-213-7. 
  • Who Owns Kelly Paddik?. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers. 2003. ISBN 978-1-55143-239-7. 
  • Flux. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers. 2004. ISBN 978-1-55143-314-1. 
  • Fixed. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers. 2005. ISBN 978-1-55143-374-5. 
  • Something Girl. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers. 2005. ISBN 978-1-55143-560-2. 
  • Hello, Groin. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers. 2005. ISBN 978-1-55143-459-9. 
  • Born Ugly. Red Deer Press. 2011. ISBN 978-0-88995-457-1. 
  • The Throne: Red Deer Press, Markham, 2013
  • The Pain Eater: Second Story Press, 2016.

Young Adult Drama[edit]

  • "The Face Is The Place", Rave: Young Adult Drama: Blizzard Publishing, Winnipeg, 2000

Children's Novel[edit]

  • Jason's Why: Red Deer Press, Markham, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]. Library and Archives Canada data at VIAF.org. Retrieved 2015-08-03.

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