Clifford Jackman

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Clifford Jackman
BornDeep River, Ontario
Genrenovelist, short stories
Notable worksThe Winter Family

Clifford Jackman is a Canadian lawyer and writer. He is best known for his 2015 novel The Winter Family, which was a longlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize[1] and a shortlisted nominee for the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction.[2]

Born in Deep River, Ontario and raised in Ottawa,[3] Jackman studied English literature at York University and law at Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2009, and practices law in Guelph, Ontario.[3]

Prior to The Winter Family, Jackman published two volumes of short stories and a mystery novel with Manor House Publishing. The Winter Family was his first book to be published by Random House of Canada.[3]


  • Deeper
  • Jackman's Cliff
  • The Black Box
  • The Winter Family (2015)