Carol Bruneau, 2018
photo by Nicola Davison

“We think we tell stories, but stories often tell us, tell us to love or to hate, to see or to be blind. Often, too often, stories saddle us, ride us, whip us onward, tell us what to do, and we do it–without questioning. The task of learning to be free requires learning to hear them, to question them, to pause and hear silence, to name them, and then to become the storyteller.”
                                        Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby

Carol Bruneau is the author of seven books: three short fiction collections, including A Bird on Every Tree (Nimbus Publishing/Vagrant Press, 2017), and four novels, most recently These Good Hands (Cormorant Books, 2015) which explores the life and art of French sculptor Camille Claudel.  Her first novel, Purple for Sky, won the 2001 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award. Her 2007 novel, Glass Voices, was a Globe and Mail Best Book and has become a book club favourite. Her reviews, stories and essays have appeared nation-wide in newspapers, journals and anthologies. A mother of three sons, she lives with her husband in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


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