Carol Bruneau (born 1956) is the Canadian author of four novels and three short story collections. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she has taught writing at NSCAD (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University) and Dalhousie University. She has a master's degree in English literature from Dalhousie University and a master's degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario, and has worked extensively as a workshop leader and mentor to new and emerging writers.
Her book Purple for Sky (2000) won the Thomas Head Raddall Award and the fiction category of the Dartmouth Book Awards in 2001. The novel was also shortlisted in the same year for the Pearson Readers' Choice Award. Her most recent book A Bird on Every Tree was shortlisted for the 2018 Raddall Award and Dartmouth Book Award. Her novel Glass Voices was a Globe and Mail Best Book for 2007. Two of her novels have been published internationally. Her articles, reviews and essays have been published nation-wide in newspapers, journals and anthologies.
- After the Angel Mill - 1995
- Depth Rapture - 1998
- Purple for Sky - 2000 (U.S. title: A Purple Thread for Sky)
- Why Men Fish Where They Do - 2001
- Berth. Cormorant, 2005
- Glass Voices. Cormorant, 2007, re-released Nimbus Publishing/Vagrant Press, 2018
- These Good Hands. Cormorant, 2015.
- A Bird on Every Tree. Nimbus Publishing/Vagrant Press, 2018
- forthcoming: A Circle on Every Surface. Nimbus/Vagrant, fall 2018
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