Shields, Carol (1935–2003)

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Shields, Carol (1935–2003)

Canadian novelist and short-story writer. Born Carol Warner, June 2, 1935, in Oak Park, Illinois; died of breast cancer, July 16, 2003, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Hanover College, BA; attended University of Exeter in England; University of Ottowa, MA; m. Donald Hughes Shields (professor of civil engineering), 1957; children: 5

Moved with Canadian husband to Canada (1957); taught literature at universities of Ottawa and British Columbia; served as editor for journal Canadian Slavonic Papers; lived with family in Winnipeg after 1980, working as professor of English and chancellor at University of Manitoba; won Pulitzer Prize for The Stone Diaries (1993); works include Small Ceremonies (1976), The Box Garden (1977), Happenstance (1980), A Fairly Conventional Woman (1982), Various Miracles (1985), Swann (1987), The Orange Fish (1989), Larry's Party (1997), Dressing Up for the Carnival, (2001), and the bestselling Unless (2002); also wrote a book of literary criticism, Susanna Moodie: Voice and Vision (1977), and a biography, Jane Austen, which won the Charles Taylor prize for literary nonfiction (2002).