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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carol Shields  

Pen Name: Carol Ann Shields

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: June 2, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Shields was born in Oak Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carol Shields was a novelist, short story writer, playwright and editor. She is best known for her 1993 novel ''The Stone Diaries'', which won the U.S. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Governor General's Award in Canada. It is the only book to win both awards. She moved to Canada after marrying and later became a Canadian citizen. Shields taught at the University of Ottawa, the University of British Columbia, University of Manitoba and served as chancellor of the University of Winnipeg.

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''The Stone Diaries''''' *Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1995 *Governor General's Award, Canada *National Book Critics Circle Award, 1994 *Nominated, Booker Prize, 2003 *One of the best books of the year, Publishers Weekly, 1993 *Notable Book, The New York Times Book Review '''''Larry's Party''''' *Orange Prize for Fiction, 1998 '''''Unless''''' *Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize '''Other Awards