Connie Gault

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Connie Gault
BornConnie Hatley
(1949-03-06) March 6, 1949 (age 70)
Central Butte, Saskatchewan
Occupationwriter
NationalityCanadian
Period1980s-present
Notable worksSky, Euphoria, A Beauty
SpouseGordon Gault

Connie Gault (born March 6, 1949, in Central Butte, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian novelist, playwright and short story writer.[1] She is best known for her novel A Beauty, which was a longlisted nominee for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize.[2]

Background[edit]

Born Connie Hatley in Central Butte, Saskatchewan,[1] she was raised in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta by parents in the Royal Canadian Air Force.[1] Her family later settled back in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, where she later married her husband Gordon Gault.[1] They moved to Regina in 1974, where Connie Gault received a degree from the University of Regina in 1984.[1]

Writing[edit]

Gault published her first short story in Grain in 1981.[1] She has since published two volumes of short stories, as well as publishing stories in literary magazines and anthologies.[1] 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.[1]

Her plays have been produced by theatre companies in Saskatchewan and Alberta,[1] and have been broadcast on CBC Radio and the BBC World Service.[1]

Her first novel Euphoria was published by Coteau Books in 2009, and won that year's Saskatchewan Book Award.[1] A Beauty followed in 2015.

She was also a fiction editor of Grain in the 1990s.[1]

Works[edit]

Short story collections[edit]

  • Some of Eve's Daughters (1987)
  • Inspection of a Small Village (1996)

Plays[edit]

  • Sky (1989)
  • The Soft Eclipse (1990)
  • Otherwise Bob (1999)
  • Red Lips (2002)

Novels[edit]

  • Euphoria (2009)
  • A Beauty (2015)

References[edit]