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Sharon Butala

Sharon Butala is the author of nineteen books of fiction and nonfiction, numerous essays and articles, some poetry and five produced plays. She published her first novel in 1984, Country Of The Heart, which was nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, followed closely by a collection of short stories, Queen of the Headaches. She was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she taught English in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. She eventually returned to Saskatoon, before moving near Eastend, Saskatchewan, to live on her husband, Peter Butala’s ranch. Sharon’s books have been on the Canadian bestseller lists, including her memoir, The Perfection Of The Morning, which reached #1 in July 1994 and remained on the list for over a year. Most recently, Wild Rose was also on the bestseller lists. Sharon has read all over Canada and in the United States as well as in Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Ireland. She has been a guest at nearly every literary festival in Canada and some US festivals, as well as teaching literally dozens of writing workshops. Sharon has been a guest at the “Geography of Hope” conference on Wallace Stegner, at Point Reyes Station, California. She has also been a guest speaker at Speak to the Wild: a multi-disciplinary gathering dedicated to the politics and poetics of wilderness, at Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC. She is also in demand as a lecturer, having spoken recently at the Edmonton Jung Forum, the Banff Centre for the Arts Book Discussion Weekend, the “Books ‘n’ Brunch” series in Toronto, the UBC and Hollyhock’s “Summer Speakers’ Series” in Vancouver, the Vancouver Institute, and was a keynote speaker at the narratology conference at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, among other engagements. Sharon has also been a keynote speaker at the International Grasslands conference and delivered the inaugural annual lecture at University of Saskatchewan Creative Writing program.

Books by Sharon Butala

This Strange Visible Air

Essays on Aging and the Writing Life

by (author) Sharon Butala

Season of Fury and Wonder

by (author) Sharon Butala

Where I Live Now

A Journey through Love and Loss to Healing and Hope

by (author) Sharon Butala

Waiting

An Anthology of Essays

edited by Rona Altrows & Julie Sedivy
contributions by Samantha Albert, Sharon Butala, Jane Cawthorne, Weyman Chan, Rebecca Danos, Patti Edgar, Leslie Greentree, John Graham-Pole, Edythe Hanen, Vivian Hansen, Jane Harris, Richard Harrison, Lee Kvern, Elizabeth Haynes, Anne Levesque, Margaret Macpherson, Alice Major, Wendy McGrath, Stuart McKay, Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Susan Olding, Roberta Rees, Kathy Seifert, Cora Siré, Steven Smith, Anne Sorbie, Glen Sorestad, Kelly Thompson, Robin Eck & Aritha Van Herk

Zara's Dead

by (author) Sharon Butala

The Look Book

Spring 2017 Sampler

by (author) Glenn Dixon, Michael Bennett, Sarah Bennett, Genevieve Graham & Sharon Butala

Justice

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Healer Of The Earth

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Mermaid In The Watery Deep

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

The Vision Of The Hohokam

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

What The Voices Say

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Sorrow

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Broadway Shoes

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

The Metric System

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Domestici

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Dark Of The Moon

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Dinner On The Edge Of The City

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Discord

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Babette

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Gabriel

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

The Prize

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Winterkill

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Light

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Postmodernism

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Keeping House

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Night Class

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Gravity

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Saskatchewan

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Random Acts

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

The Thief Of Souls

Short Story

by (author) Sharon Butala

Fever

Stories

by (author) Sharon Butala

Real Life

Stories

by (author) Sharon Butala

Country Of The Heart

by (author) Sharon Butala

Lilac Moon

by (author) Sharon Butala

Wild Stone Heart

by (author) Sharon Butala

Garden Of Eden

by (author) Sharon Butala

The Girl In Saskatoon

A Meditation on Friendship, Memory and Murder

by (author) Sharon Butala

Perfection Of The Morning

by (author) Sharon Butala

Luna

by (author) Sharon Butala

The Cypress Hills

An Island by Itself

by (author) Walter Hildebrandt & Brian Hubner
foreword by Sharon Butala

Gone But Not Forgotten

Tales of the Disappearing Grain Elevators

by (author) Elizabeth McLachlan
edited by Sharon Butala

Old Man On His Back

by (author) Sharon Butala & Courtney Milne

Luna Reissue

by (author) Sharon Butala

Upstream

by (author) Sharon Butala