Gloria Sawai

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Gloria Sawai
BornGloria Ruth Ostrem
(1932-12-20)20 December 1932
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Died20 July 2011(2011-07-20) (aged 78)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Notable awardsGovernor General's Literary

Gloria Sawai (20 December 1932 – 20 July 2011), born Gloria Ruth Ostrem in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was an American-born fiction author, based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She died on 20 July 2011.[1]

In early childhood, she moved with her family to Saskatchewan, then in her youth to Alberta. Her father was a Lutheran minister.[2]


Awards and recognition[edit]


  • 1983: contributor, Three Times Five: Short Stories (NeWest) ISBN 0-920316-84-0
  • 2001: A Song for Nettie Johnson (Coteau) ISBN 1-55050-187-9


  1. ^ "GG Award-winning Edmonton author Gloria Sawai dies". Winnipeg Free Press. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  2. ^ Babiak, Todd (23 July 2011). "City writer made everything strange and beautiful". Edmonton Journal. Archived from the original on 23 September 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011.

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