Newfoundland in fiction
Newfoundland is oft represented in the media, for good or for bad. Sometimes it is referred to as an extremely remote place, other times as the place through which many English-speaking settlers passed before heading on to points within the American heartland, having the closest port of call to the British Isles.
- Alligator by Lisa Moore
- Boat Who Wouldn't Float, The by Farley Mowat
- Colony of Unrequited Dreams, The by Wayne Johnston
- Flying over Hate by Ryan Chafe
- Galore by Michael Crummey
- House of Hate by Percy Janes
- Navigator of New York, The by Wayne Johnston; its chief protagonist, Devlin Stead, was raised in Newfoundland by his aunt and uncle.
- Random Passage by Bernice Morgan
- River Thieves by Michael Crummey
- Shipping News, The (1993) by Annie Proulx: The story centers on Quoyle, a newspaper pressroom worker from upstate New York, who returns to his ancestral home in Newfoundland.
- This All Happened by Michael Winter
- Wreckage, The by Michael Crummey
- Rare Birds by Edward Riche
- The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy. There is mention of a character being lost off the coast of Newfoundland.
- We, the drowned (2006) by Carsten Jensen's (1952–) includes a voyage, in the 1920s, by a Danish sailing schooner, from Iceland to the Dominion of Newfoundland to collect salt fish for Portugal from an outport.
In Other Languages
- Een landingspoging op Newfoundland (English: An attempt to land in Newfoundland), a book of short stories by Willem Frederik Hermans, in Dutch
- The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood
- Down to the Dirt
- John and the Missus
- Rare Birds
- The Rowdyman
- The Shipping News
- The Grand Seduction
- Tales from Pigeon Inlet as told by Uncle Mose, played by Ted Russell and set in the fictional outport of Pigeon Inlet was a very popular and comedic radio broadcast in Newfoundland which later spurred a TV show.
- The Great Eastern was a comedy series on CBC Radio, presented in the format of a radio news magazine series produced by the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland.
- Dooley Gardens
- Hatching, Matching and Dispatching
- Republic of Doyle
- Total Drama World Tour
- The situation comedy, Ellen, got into some hot water in 1997 when a minor character made disparaging remarks about the province.
Labrador has been a recognized part of the colony, country or province of Newfoundland for hundreds of years, with or without the official change in the name of the province, hence its inclusion here.
- The Chrysalids (U.S. title: Re-Birth) by John Wyndham, 1955
- The Land God Gave Cain by Hammond Innes.
- Williwaw by Phyllis S. Moore (1978). A raw novel about the struggle of Labrador for independence.
- Amazon.ca's page on Lisa Moore's Alligator
- Amazon.ca's page on Michael Crummey's Galore in which Newfoundland is clearly mentioned.
- Amazon.ca's page on Wayne Johnston's Navigator of New York
- Book review: Carsten Jensen's 'We, the Drowned' by Peter Behrens, February 22, 2011 
- CJOH-TV re: an episode of Ellen
- The Chrysalids : Wikipedia's own article; a post-apocalyptic rural Labrador is mentioned.
- Williwaw - MOORE, PHYLLIS S. : a page by AntiQbook in which the contents of the book are summarized; the intent is to sell the book so this page may be temporary.