Susan Glickman

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Susan Glickman (born 1953) is a Canadian writer and critic, celebrated for her wit, imagery, melodic language, and meticulous research. She is teacher of literature and creative writing, currently teaching at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto. She was formerly an English professor at the University of Toronto, where she wrote her doctoral dissertation on Shakespeare's dramaturgy. She also works as an freelance editor, primarily of academic texts.

Her first novel, The Violin Lover, won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction and was listed as one of the best books of 2006 by The National Post and The Picturesque & the Sublime: A Poetics of the Canadian Landscape (1998) won both the Gabrielle Roy prize for the year's best work of literary criticism and the Raymond Klibansky prize for the year's best work in the humanities.

Her essays and reviews appear in magazines such as Maisonneuve, Brick, Essays on Canadian Writing, The Journal of Canadian Poetry and The University of Toronto Quarterly among others, and her poetry has been translated into French and Greek.



  • The Tale-Teller (2012)
  • The Violin Lover (2006)


  • The Smooth Yarrow (2012)
  • Running in Prospect Cemetery: New & Selected Poems (2004)
  • Hide & Seek (1995)
  • Henry Moore's Sheep and Other Poems (1990)
  • The Power to Move (1986; o.p.)
  • Complicity (1983; o.p.)


  • The Picturesque & the Sublime: A Poetics of the Canadian Landscape (1998)


 Bernadette to the Rescue (2012)
 Bernadette in the Doghouse (2011)
  • Bernadette and the Lunch Bunch (2008)

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