Susan Musgrave, Writer
Susan Musgrave was born in 1951 and has lived in British
Columbia since 1953, mostly on Vancouver Island. After extended
periods in California and in England and Ireland, she spent
two years in the Queen Charlotte Islands off the northern
coast of British Columbia.
She is considered to be one of the best of Canada's poets.
In England Sceptre Press has published four phamplets of her
poems: Skuld, Birthstone, Equinox and Kung.
Anyone who has lived in a very deep garden, or heard an
elephant breathing outside the window at night, will know
just how to look at her book called Gullband.
It has bewitching simplicity and rich fantasy.
In May of 1997 for a year, Susan was the chair of the Writers
Union of Canada.
Her latest children's book is DREAMS ARE MORE REAL THAN
BATHTUBS published by Orca, 1998 and illustrated by Marie-Louise
It was selected by The Canadian Children's Book Centre for
Our Choice 1999-2000.
Other AWARDS :
Four times shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary
Vicky Metcalf Short Story Editor's Award, 1996.
Tilden (CBC/Saturday Night)
Canadian Literary Award for Poetry, 1996.
People's Choice Poetry Award, Prairie Schooner Magazine
1994. B.P. Nichol Poetry Chapbook Award
1991. R.P. Adams Memorial Prize for Short Fiction (U.S.A.)
National Magazine Award (silver), 1981
TWO OF HER BOOKS