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Carol Shields, CC , OM , D.Litt. , LL.D , FRSC (June 2, 1935July 16, 2003) was an American-born Canadian author. The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, awarded to those who adhere to the Orders motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam meaning desiring a better country. ... The Order of Manitoba, established in 1999, is the highest honour of the Province of Manitoba. ... Legum Doctor (English: Doctor of Laws; abbreviated to LL.D.) In the UK and Canada the LL.D. is a doctorate usually awarded on the basis of exceptionally insightful and distinctive publications, containing significant and original contributions to the science or study of law. ... The Royal Society of Canada, The Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities, is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scientists and scholars. ... 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The word author has several meanings: The author of a book, story, article or the like, is the person who has written it (or is writing it). ...


Born Carol Ann Warner in Oak Park, Illinois, she studied at Hanover College, the University of Exeter in England, and the University of Ottawa, where she received an M.A. Oak Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... Hanover College is a liberal arts college for men and women, located in Hanover, Indiana, near the banks of the Ohio River. ... The University of Exeter is the principal University in the English city of Exeter, in Devon. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Tabaret Hall The University of Ottawa (U of O) was established as the College of Bytown in 1848 by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. ...


In 1956 while on a college exchange visit to Britain she met a Canadian engineering student, Donald Hugh Shields, in Scotland. The couple married in 1957 and moved to Canada, where they had five children and Carol became a Canadian citizen. Donald, who became a professor of civil engineering, is reported to have said of their meeting and their long and happy marriage, "In engineering, once you've found a woman, that's it. The job's over". 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In modern usage, civil engineering is a broad field of engineering that deals with the planning, construction, and maintenance of fixed structures, or public works, as they related to earth, water, or civilization and their processes. ...


In 1973 Shields became Editorial Assistant for the journal Canadian Slavonic Papers. In 1977, she became a professor at the University of Ottawa, where she stayed for a year. After that, she taught in the University of British Columbia and traveled around the country. In 1980 she finally settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba. There, she became Professor of English at the University of Manitoba. In 1996 she became Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. In 2000 Shields and her husband moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where she died of cancer at age 68. 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Tabaret Hall The University of Ottawa (U of O) was established as the College of Bytown in 1848 by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. ... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a university located on Point Grey near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Location. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Glorious and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Area 647,797 km² (8th)  - Land 553,556 km²  - Water 64,241 km² (14. ... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, or literature composed in English by writers who are not necessarily from England. ... The University of Manitoba (established in 1877) is one of two universities in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was the first university ever established in Western Canada. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The University of Winnipeg received its charter in 1967 but its roots date back more than 130 years. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Victoria is a Canadian city, and the provincial capital of British Columbia. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th)  - Land 925,186 km²  - Water 19,549 km² (2. ... When normal cells are damaged or old they undergo apoptosis; cancer cells, however, avoid apoptosis. ...


Shields is the author of several novels and short-story collections, including The Orange Fish, Swann (published in the United Kingdom as Mary Swann), Various Miracles, Happenstance, and The Republic of Love. Her books have won 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. She was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1998 and was elevated to Companion of the Order in 2002. Shields was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Manitoba. 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Marian Engel Award is presented each year by the Writers Trust of Canada in memory of the Canadian writer Marian Engel. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known by the abbreviation CBC, is Canadas government-owned radio and television broadcaster. ... The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, awarded to those who adhere to the Orders motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam meaning desiring a better country. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Royal Society of Canada, The Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities, is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scientists and scholars. ... The Order of Manitoba, established in 1999, is the highest honour of the Province of Manitoba. ...


The Stone Diaries won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Canada's Governor General's Award, the only book ever to win both awards. It was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the 1993 Booker Prize, and was also named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and a "Notable Book" by The New York Times Book Review. She won the 1998 Orange Prize for Fiction for the novel Larry's Party. The Stone Diaries is a 1993 novel by Carol Shields. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded since 1948 for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life. ... Since their creation in 1937, the Governor Generals Literary Awards have become one of Canadas most prestigious prizes, awarded in both French and English in seven categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Childrens Literature-Text, Childrens Literature-Illustration, and Translation. ... The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) is an American association of approximately seven hundred book reviewers. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... Publishers Weekly is a weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers, and literary agents. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Orange Prize for Fiction is one of the United Kingdoms most prestigious literary prizes, awarded annually for the best original full-length novel by a female author of any nationality, written in English and published in the UK in the preceding year. ...


Her last novel, Unless, was nominated for the 2002 Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award, the Booker Prize and the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction. She also wrote a biography of Jane Austen. The Giller Prize is an annual award that goes to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story fiction collection published in English. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jane Austen, in a portrait based on one drawn by her sister Cassandra House of Jane Austen (today it is a museum) Jane Austen (December 16, 1775–July 18, 1817) was a prominent English novelist whose work is considered part of the Western canon. ...


Shields was noted for her gentle, witty yet penetrating insights into human nature. Her most famous works examined the lives of regular people, depicting a profound and universal humanity in even the most ordinary moments of her characters' lives.


Bibliography

  • Intersect, 1974 (short fiction)
  • Small Ceremonies, 1976
  • The Box Garden, 1977
  • Happenstance, 1980
  • A Fairly Conventional Woman, 1982
  • Various Miracles, 1985 (short fiction)
  • Swann, 1987
  • The Orange Fish, 1989
  • A Celibate Season, 1991
  • The Republic of Love, 1992
  • Coming to Canada, 1992 (poetry)
  • The Stone Diaries, 1993 - Governor General's Award, Pulitzer Prize
  • Larry's Party, 1997 - Winner of the Orange Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Prix de Livre
  • Dressing Up for the Carnival, 2000 (short fiction)
  • Jane Austen, 2001 (biography)
  • Unless, 2002
  • Duet, 2003
  • Collected Stories, 2004 (short fiction)

1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Swann is a 1987 novel by the late Carol Shields which details the impact of an obscure Canadian poet, Mary Swann, upon four individuals: a feminist literary critic, the poets biographer, a small-town librarian, and a crusty, brilliant newspaper editor. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Stone Diaries is a 1993 novel by Carol Shields. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Larrys Party is a 1997 novel by Carol Shields. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Plays

  • Thirteen Hands
  • Departures and Arrivals
  • Fashion Power Guilt (with Catherine Shields)
  • Not Another Anniversary (with David Williamson)
  • Women Waiting

External links

  • Times Obituary
  • Observer Interview with Carol Shields
  • Guardian Obituary
  • CBC Obituary
  • Profile in the Manitoba Author Publication Index

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Carol Shields - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (520 words)
Born Carol Ann Warner in Oak Park, Illinois, she studied at Hanover College, the University of Exeter in England, and the University of Ottawa, where she received an M.A. In 1956 while on a college exchange visit to Britain she met a Canadian engineering student, Donald Hugh Shields, in Scotland.
Shields is the author of several novels and short-story collections, including The Orange Fish, Swann (published in the United Kingdom as Mary Swann), Various Miracles, Happenstance, and The Republic of Love.
Shields was also a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Manitoba.
Telegraph | News | Carol Shields (1471 words)
Carol Shields, who died on Wednesday aged 68, wrote novels and stories which illuminate ordinary people and small events; she had a special talent for drawing significance from the trivia of the workaday world.
Carol Shields also presented the novel as a knowing pastiche of the autobiographical form, with end-papers illustrating an elaborate family tree and, at the centre of the book, a section of glossy photographs supposedly depicting the novel's characters - though not Daisy.
Carol Shields was born Carol Ann Warner in Ohio on June 2 1935, the daughter of a manager in a sweet factory and a schoolteacher.
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