Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

About

Irene N. Watts

In 1968 Irene N. Watts came to Canada from Britain, where she had arrived thirty years earlier from Germany, via Kindertransport. She is a writer/playwright, theatre director, and educator. Her plays for young audiences have been widely produced. Awards include a Vancouver Theatre Alliance Jessie Richardson for Goodbye Marianne (Scirocco Drama and Anchorage Press, U.S.); the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People; the Isaac Frischwasser Memorial Award (Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards, 1999 and 2001); the Government of Alberta Achievement Award for Outstanding Service to Drama. Irene is a Lifetime Member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Recent publications include Tapestry of Hope: Holocaust Writing for Young People, compiled with Lillian Boraks-Nemetz (Tundra Books).

Books by Irene N. Watts

Dear Canada: Hoping for Home

Stories of Arrival

by (author) Kit Pearson, Ruby Slipperjack, Jean Little, Shelley Tanaka, Paul Yee, Irene N. Watts, Rukhsana Khan, Brian Doyle & Afua Cooper

Escape from Berlin

by (author) Irene N. Watts

Touched by Fire

by (author) Irene N. Watts

Cher Journal : Terre d'accueil, terre d'espoir

Onze récits

by (author) Marie-Andrée Clermont, Paul Yee, Irene N. Watts, Ruby Slipperjack, Afua Cooper, Brian Doyle, Rukhsana Khan, Jean Little, Shelley Tanaka & Kit Pearson

Munsch at Play Act 2

Eight More Stage Adaptations

by (author) Irene N. Watts
original author Robert Munsch

No Moon

by (author) Irene N. Watts

Munsch at Play

Eight Stage Adaptations for Young Performers

by (author) Irene N. Watts
original author Robert Munsch

Clay Man

The Golem of Prague

retold by Irene N. Watts
illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker

When the Bough Breaks

by (author) Irene N. Watts

Flower

by (author) Irene N. Watts

A Telling Time

by (author) Irene N. Watts
illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker

A Terrible Truth Volume 1

Anthology of Holocaust Drama

compiled by Irene N. Watts
introduction by Adrienne Kertzer

A Terrible Truth Volume 2

Anthology of Holocaust Drama

compiled by Irene N. Watts
introduction by Adrienne Kertzer

Tapestry of Hope

Holocaust Writing for Young People

compiled by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz & Irene N. Watts

Remember Me

A Search for Refuge in Wartime Britain

by (author) Irene N. Watts

Good-bye Marianne

A Story of Growing Up in Nazi Germany

by (author) Irene N. Watts