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Gloria Ruth Ostrem|
20 December 1932
|Died||20 July 2011(aged 78)|
|Notable awards||Governor 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.
- 1948: Camrose Lutheran College (today the University of Alberta Augustana Faculty) (Camrose, Alberta).
- October 2003: Received Distinguished Alumni Award
- 1953: Bachelor of Arts, Augsburg College (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- 1977: Master of Fine Arts, University of Montana (Missoula, Montana)
Awards and recognition
- fiction winner, Governor General's Award, A Song for Nettie Johnson, 2002
- Danuta Gleed Literary Award: A Song for Nettie Johnson, Coteau Books, for the year 2001
- "GG Award-winning Edmonton author Gloria Sawai dies". Winnipeg Free Press. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
- Babiak, Todd (23 July 2011). "City writer made everything strange and beautiful". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
- 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
- Coteau Books: author profiles, including Gloria Sawai, accessed 17 July 2006
- The Canadian Encyclopedia: Gloria Sawai, accessed 17 July 2006
- "Augustana University College: 2003" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2006. (926 KiB), p. 8 "Sawai will be special guest", accessed 17 July 2006
- Rang, Lloyd (July–August 2003). "A Song for Nettie and a Stretch for Some". Faith Today. Archived from the original on 5 April 2005. Retrieved 2006-07-17.