Pauline Holdstock is an award winning Canadian author, originally from the UK. She writes literary fiction, essays and poetry. Her novels have been published in the UK, the US, Brazil, Portugal, Australia and Germany. In Canada her work has been shortlisted for a number of awards, including the Best First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Into the Heart of the Country, Beyond Measure, and The Hunter and the Wild Girl were all placed on the annual Best Books lists of national newspapers. Beyond Measure was the winner of the BC Book Prize Ethel Wilson Award.
Pauline’s essays and book reviews appear in Canada’s national newspapers and have been broadcast on CBC radio. Her essay Ship of Fools won first place in the Prairie Fire Personal Journalism Prize. Her novella The World of Light Where We Live won The Malahat Novella Contest.
Pauline has served on faculty of the Victoria School of Writing, the University of Victoria, and the Banff Centre for the Arts
Current projects include a new novel set in the UK and a new collection of short fiction.