Berry, Michelle 1968-

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BERRY, Michelle 1968-

PERSONAL: Born May 19, 1968, in San Francisco, CA; daughter of Edward (a professor of English) and Margaret (an artist; maiden name, Eisenhardt) Berry; married Stuart Baird, 1990; children: Abigail Berry, Zoe Baird. Education: University of Toronto, B.A., 1986; University of Guelph, M.A.

ADDRESSES: Home—Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Agent—Hilary Stanley, Westwood Creative Artists Ltd., 94 Harbord St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1G6; fax: 416-975-9209.

CAREER: Fiction writer. Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, teacher of continuing education classes; Ontario Arts Council, juror for K. M. Hunter Award.

MEMBER: PEN Canada (member-at-large of board of directors), Writers Trust of Canada.

AWARDS, HONORS: Grants from Ontario Arts Council, 1995, 1999, and 2000, and Canada Council, 1998.


How to Get There from Here (short stories), Turnstone Press (Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada), 1997.

Margaret Lives in the Basement (short stories), Somerville House (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

What We All Want (novel), Random House of Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

(With Andrew Valko) Postcard Fictions (art book), Key Porter (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

(With Natalee Caple) The Notebooks: Interviews andFiction from Contemporary Canadian Writers, Anchor Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Blur (novel), Random House of Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

Work represented in anthologies, including Best Canadian Stories, Oberon Press, 2000; IV Lounge Reader, 2001; Story of a Nation, Doubleday, 2001; and Passages to Canada, Doubleday, 2002. Contributor to periodicals, including Century Home, Carousel, Border Crossings, Montage, Descant, Queen Street Quarterly, Canadian Fiction, Prism International, Ink, and Malahat Review. Newsletter editor, PEN Canada; associate fiction editor, Blood & Aphorisms, 1996-98.

Author's work has been translated into French.



Maclean's, February 19, 2001, review of What We AllWant, p. 51; May 14, 2001, John Bemrose, review of What We All Want, p. 65.