March 6, 1949
Central Butte, Saskatchewan
|Notable works||Sky, Euphoria, A Beauty|
Connie Gault (born March 6, 1949, in Central Butte, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian novelist, playwright and short story writer. She is best known for her novel A Beauty, which was a longlisted nominee for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Born Connie Hatley in Central Butte, Saskatchewan, she was raised in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta by parents in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Her family later settled back in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, where she later married her husband Gordon Gault. They moved to Regina in 1974, where Connie Gault received a degree from the University of Regina in 1984.
Gault published her first short story in Grain in 1981. She has since published two volumes of short stories, as well as publishing stories in literary magazines and anthologies. Her debut short story collection Some of Eve's Daughters won a Saskatchewan Writers' Guild award, and her second collection Inspection of a Small Village won a City of Regina Book Award.
She was also a fiction editor of Grain in the 1990s.
Short story collections
- Some of Eve's Daughters (1987)
- Inspection of a Small Village (1996)
- Sky (1989)
- The Soft Eclipse (1990)
- Otherwise Bob (1999)
- Red Lips (2002)
- Euphoria (2009)
- A Beauty (2015)
- Connie Gault at The Canadian Encyclopedia.
- "Scotiabank Giller Prize jury delivers surprising longlist". Quill & Quire, September 9, 2015.