Lisa de Nikolits

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Lisa de Nikolits
De Nikolits in September 2012
De Nikolits in September 2012
BornLisa de Nikolits
Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation
Alma materUniversity of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Notable awards[1]
Website
www.lisawriter.com

Lisa de Nikolits is a Canadian novelist and art director who is originally from South Africa but moved to Canada in 2000.[2][1][3] She writes fiction novels and short stories.[4][5] She is a member of Crime Writers of Canada, Sisters in Crime, and the International Thriller Writers.[6][7][1]

Background[edit]

De Nikolits was born in South Africa.[1][4] Her birthday is June 7; she shares the same birthday as Harry Crews.[3] She grew up on a farm that had once been nomadic bushman land.[4] She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.[6][7][3] In 2000, De Nikolits moved to Canada[1] and became a Canadian citizen in 2003.[7][3] She has worked as an art director in the United States, Australia and Britain for Marie Claire, Vogue Australia, and Vogue Living.[7][4][8][3][9] She has worked on Canadian Health & Lifestyle, Canadian Living, Cosmetics and other Canadian magazine titles.[8]

In 2013, De Nikolits joined the writing group the Mesdames of Mayhem.[1] In keeping with the theme of the writing group, she is sometimes called the Mesdames of Mayhem.[10][11]

Writing works[edit]

On the third annual Authors for Indies Day that took place on April 29, 2017 at 87 booksellers across Canada, books written by De Nikolits were featured among other books at the Book City in Toronto.[12] In October 2019, CBC Documentary featured the Mesdames of Mayhem in their Short Docs category, telling the stories of De Nikolits with three other members of the writing group—their stories were told on the CBC Gem[11] and the CBC Docs YouTube channel.[13]

According to an April 2019 article in the Beach Metro Community News, De Nikolits "is the author of eight novels and the recipient of several awards and honours. She is also a Chatelaine Editor’s Pick and Canadian Living Magazine Must Read."[1] At the April 2019 event to pick the 2019 Arthur Ellis Awards finalists, De Nikolits was among the titles picked for free readings.[14]

Published books[edit]

ISBN 978-1-77133-649-9, 300 pages, September 25 2019

  • Una furia dell’altro mondo, Edizioni le Assassine (March 20, 2019)[17][18]

ASIN B07PV5MST9, 555 pages, Italian, March 20, 2019

ISBN 978-1-77133-529-4, 300 pages, 20 September 2018

  • No Fury Like That, Inanna[20]

ISBN 978-1-77133-413-6, 320 Pages September 15, 2017

ISBN 978-1-7713-3313-9 312 Pages September 20, 2016

ISBN 978-1-7713-3225-5 300 Pages August 23, 2015

ISBN 978-1-7713-3126-5 388 Pages April 23, 2014

ISBN 978-1-9267-0892-8 344 Pages May 1, 2013

ISBN 978-1-9267-0824-9 312 Pages September 1, 2011

ISBN 978-1-9267-0800-3 354 Pages April 1, 2010

Other published works[edit]

  • Flash Fiction Online, The Love Triangle, Maudlinhouse.net, 2014[38]
  • Canadian Woman Studies Journal, Women Writing4: Remembering: Inanna, Winter 2012/Spring 2013, poem.[39][40]
  • Short Story Online, Henry and Hannah, Maudlinhouse.net, 2014[41]

Writing memberships[edit]

Writing awards[edit]

  • Between The Cracks She Fell, co-winner IPPY Bronze Medal, Contemporary Fiction, 2016[44]
  • A Glittering Chaos, co-winner IPPY Silver Medal, Popular Fiction, 2014.[45][46]
  • West of Wawa, winner IPPY Silver Medal, Popular Fiction, 2012.[45][3]
  • The Hungry Mirror, winner IPPY Gold Medal, Women's Issues, Fiction, 2011.[45][47][48][49][3]
  • The Hungry Mirror, longlisted for a ReLit award, 2011.[45]

Honors[edit]

  • Served as a judge for the Hamilton Literary Awards 2014, Fiction.[50]
  • Guest Blogger on Open Book: Toronto, 2013[3]
  • Featured Guest on SheDoesTheCity, June 2010[9]

Reviews[edit]

  • Rotten Peaches was reviewed by Beach Metro Community News[1]
  • No Fury Like That was reviewed by Hello! Canada magazine, Metroland Media
  • The Nearly Girl was reviewed by Beach Metro Community News,[24] the Quill & Quire,[23] THIS magazine, Canadian Living magazine, Women of Worth magazine
  • Between The Cracks She Fell was reviewed by The Quill & Quire,[27] Canadian Living Magazine, Open Book Toronto, The 49th Shelf[51]
  • The Witchdoctor's Bones was reviewed by Centretown BUZZ,[4] Canadian Living magazine
  • A Glittering Chaos was reviewed by Broken Pencil
  • West of Wawa was reviewed by Chatelaine magazine, The Walleye, The Temiskaming Shores Public Library Blog, Canadian Living Online; it was one of four Editor's Choice in Chatelaine magazine,[1] August 2011 and featured on the Chatelaine Online Bookclub
  • The Hungry Mirror was reviewed by The Quill & Quire,[37] Canadian Living magazine, The Huffington Post, The Anglican Journal, Canadian Literature- A Quarterly of Criticism and Review, Shameless magazine

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Rushanthi Kesunathan & Bill Maclean (April 15, 2019). "Beach author Lisa de Nikolits releases her eighth novel, Rotten Peaches". Beach Metro Community News. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Lisa de Nikolits". Crime Writers of Canada. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Harry Crews, Writerly Yardstick: A Guest Post from Author Lisa de Nikolits". Open Book: Toronto. August 3, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Thirlwall, Stephen. "An enriching combination: Octopus and Raw Sugar". Centertown Buzz. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  5. ^ "Books by Lisa De Nikolits". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Bio and Author Resumé". Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d "De Nikolits, Lisa". Crime Writers of Canada. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Lisa de Nikolits: Art Direction and Design". Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c "Lisa de Nikolits – Art Director and Author of The Hungry Mirror". SheDoesTheCity. June 1, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  10. ^ "St. Aidan's fundraiser highlights 'the gifts and the needs' of the community". Beach Metro Community News. September 19, 2017. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  11. ^ a b The Mesdames of Mayhem. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  12. ^ "2017 Canadian Authors for Indies highlights". Quill & Quire. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  13. ^ Meet the women who love murder — The Mesdames of Mayhem. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  14. ^ Deborah Dundas (April 14, 2019). "This week in Toronto: A foul-mouthed puppet, siblings' sweet harmony, and more — Arthur Ellis Awards". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  15. ^ "The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist's Solution — a novel by Lisa de Nikolits". Inanna Publications. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  16. ^ "The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist's Solution". Google Books. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  17. ^ "Lisa de Nikolits presenta il libro Una furia dell'altro mondo". Mentelocale.it. April 9, 2019. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  18. ^ “Rhonoir-en rose”, iniziativa inedita della città di Rho, SempioneNews.it, March 26, 2019, retrieved October 28, 2019
  19. ^ "Love-ly books to stoke your Valentine's heart". Toronto Star. February 7, 2019. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  20. ^ Deborah Dundas (May 31, 2018). "There's now a book vending machine at Billy Bishop airport". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  21. ^ The Nearly Girl. Inanna Poetry and Fiction Series. September 20, 2016. ISBN 978-1-7713-3313-9. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  22. ^ "The Nearly Girl a novel by Lisa de Nikolits". Inanna Publications. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  23. ^ a b "Reviews: The Nearly Girl by Lisa de Nikolits". Quill & Quire. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  24. ^ a b "Beach Book Review: The Nearly Girl". Beach Metro Community News. September 20, 2016. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  25. ^ Between the Cracks She Fell- Paperback. Inanna Poetry and Fiction Series. August 23, 2015. ISBN 978-1-7713-3225-5.
  26. ^ "Between the Cracks She Fell by Lisa de Nikolits". Inanna Publications. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  27. ^ a b "Reviews: Between the Cracks She Fell by Lisa de Nikolits". Quill & Quire. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  28. ^ The Witchdoctor's Bones. Inanna Poetry and Fiction Series. May 1, 2014. ISBN 978-1-7713-3126-5.
  29. ^ "The Witchdoctor's Bones a novel by Lisa de Nikolits". Inanna Publications. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  30. ^ A Glittering Chaos (1 ed.). Inanna Poetry and Fiction Series. May 30, 2013. ISBN 978-1-9267-0892-8.
  31. ^ A Glittering Chaos (eBook) by Lisa De Nikolits (2013). Inanna Poetry and Fiction Series. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  32. ^ West of Wawa. Inanna Poetry and Fiction Series. September 15, 2011. ISBN 978-1-9267-0824-9.
  33. ^ West of Wawa (eBook) by Lisa De Nikolits (2012). Inanna Poetry and Fiction Series. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  34. ^ The Hungry Mirror. Inanna Publications. February 1, 2010. ISBN 978-1-9267-0800-3.
  35. ^ The Hungry Mirror. Inanna Publications. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  36. ^ The hungry mirror : a novel by De Nikolits, Lisa. Inanna Publications. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  37. ^ a b "Reviews: The Hungry Mirror by Lisa de Nikolits". Quill & Quire. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  38. ^ "The Love Triangle by Lisa de Nikolits in Flash Fiction". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  39. ^ "Women Writing4: Remembering". Inanna Publications. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  40. ^ "Women Writing4: Remembering". Inanna Publications. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  41. ^ "Henry and Hannah by Lisa de Nikolits in Fiction". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  42. ^ "Lisa de Nikolits- Associate Member". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  43. ^ "About Lisa de Nikolits". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  44. ^ "2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Results: Contemporary Fiction: Between the Cracks She Fell, by Lisa de Nikolits (Inanna Publications)". Independent Publisher. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  45. ^ a b c d "Lisa de Nikolits- about the author". Crime Writers of Canada. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  46. ^ 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards Results. Independent Publisher. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  47. ^ 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards Results Announcement. Independent Publisher. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  48. ^ "Lisa de Nikolits- The Hungry Mirror (winner 2011 IPPY Awards Gold Medal/Women's Issues Fiction". Bouchercon 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  49. ^ "The Hungry Mirror by Lisa de Nikolits". 49th Shelf. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  50. ^ "Announcing the FINALISTS FOR 21st Annual Hamilton Literary Awards". Hamilton Arts Council. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  51. ^ "Between the Cracks She Fell by Lisa de Nikolits". Retrieved September 21, 2016.

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