I’m concerned about the unknowability of other people.
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|Birth:||2nd June, 1935|
|Death:||16th July, 2003|
Carol Shields was born in Oak Park, Illinois. She was an American -born Canadian novelist. She is best known for her 1993 novel The Stone Diaries, which won the U.S. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor General's Award in Canada. She did post-graduate work at the University of Ottawa, where she received an MA in 1975. Shields was made Full Professor of English in 1995, and, on retirement in 2000, she became Professor Emerita at the University of Manitoba. In 1996, she became chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. She was the author of several novels and short story collections, including The Orange Fish, Swann, Various Miracles, Happenstance, and The Republic of Love. She was the recipient of a Canada Council Major Award, two National Magazine Awards, the 1990 Marian Engel Award, the Canadian Author's Award, and a CBC short story award. Her last novel, Unless, contains a passionate defense of female writers who write of 'domestic' subjects.
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