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March 30, 1969 |
|Notable works||Alice, I Think, Republic of Dirt|
Susan Juby (born March 30, 1969) is a Canadian writer of young adult literature. She is currently residing in Nanaimo, British Columbia, where she is a professor of creative writing at Vancouver Island University.
Juby initially attended fashion design school, but dropped out after several months. She subsequently started a degree in English literature at the University of Toronto, transferring to the University of British Columbia after two years. After graduating she became an editor at a book publishing company called Hartley and Marks.
She began her first book as a journal which she wrote on the bus on the way to work and at a local coffee shop. After struggling to find a publisher the young adult publisher Thistledown published her first book Alice, I Think in 2000.
She then completed a master’s program in publishing at Simon Fraser University in 2001. After that publication she got noticed by HarperCollins which in turn offered her a contract for three books. Her second book Miss Smithers was published in 2004. To complete the trilogy of Alice, I Think all under one publisher, the original book was bought by HarperCollins and at the beginning of the book was changed before being published again. Her third book under this contact was Alice McLeod: Realist at Last, published in 2005.
|Books||Awards and Nominations|
|Alice I think||Books in Canada First Novel Award|
|Miss Smithers||Winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Award for Children's Literature,
Finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
Finalist for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour
Selected by the International Youth Library for the White Ravens 2005, Nominated for the White Pine Award
|Alice McLeod: Realist at Last||Nominated for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award|
|Another Kind of Cowboy||Nominated for the White Pine Award
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Chosen as a Kirkus Best Books for Young Adults 2007
An ALA Rainbow List Book
|Getting the Girl: A guide to private Investigation, Surveillance and Cookery||Nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America
Nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award by the Crime Writers of Canada,
A Kirkus Editor's Choice for 2008,
Nominated for a 2010 Georgia Peach Award
Selected by the International Youth Library for the White Ravens 2009, Nominated for the White Pine Award
Nominated for the Stellar Award
|Nice Recovery||Chosen as a Globe and Mail Top 100 books published in 2010
Nominated for the White Pine Nonfiction Book Award
- Alice I Think (2000)
- I’m Alice (Beauty Queen?)
- Miss Smithers (2004)
- Alice Macleod: Realist at Last (2005)
- Another Kind of Cowboy (2007)
- Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance and Cookery (2008)
- Nice Recovery (2010)
- The Woefield Poultry Collective (2011) (Published as Home to Woefield in the United States)
- Bright’s light (2012)
- Republic of Dirt (2015)
- The Truth Commission (2015)
- The Fashion Committee (2017)
- Dave Jenkinson, "Susan Juby". CM Magazine, May 11, 2005.
- Robert J. Wiersema, "Tales of Teenage Misfits". Quill & Quire, February 2005.
- "Nanaimo author wins Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour". CTV Vancouver Island, June 12, 2016.