2014 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Finalist


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Carrie Snyder
Girl Runner
House of Anansi

 


Snyder_Carrie


Jury Citation  

Carrie Snyder’s Girl Runner delivers us one of the most memorable characters in decades. In 1928, Aganetha Smart won Olympic gold for Canada in track. But at 104, she is confined to a wheelchair in a nursing home, forgotten. In plumbing the depths of Aganetha’s story, Snyder has this incredible woman whisked away on one more adventure, during which she brilliantly explores the twin natures of memory and loss. Girl Runner is a witty, poignant, and finely plotted novel that offers us a character possessed of the wisdom that arises only from a life well-lived.

About the Author

Carrie Snyder is the author of two books of short fiction. Her first, Hair Hat, was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award for Short Fiction, and her second, The Juliet Stories, was a finalist for a 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award. She has blogged under the handle “Obscure CanLit Mama” since 2008. Snyder lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

 Photo of Carrie Snyder by Nancy Forde

 

 


  
 
 

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