Bone Bird

Bone Bird (1989) received a Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book. Set in the rain-drenched, dying logging town of Tanis Bay on Vancouver Island, it is the story of a young woman, Aislinn Cleary, struggling to find hope for the future while burdened with the responsibility of a dying mother and a family store. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9780987755704
About Darlene Barry Quaife

Bio: Darlene Barry Quaife, Writer

Darlene Barry Quaife’s novel Bone Bird won a Commonwealth Writers Prize. Her novel Days & Nights on the Amazon was voted A Book for Everybody by the Canadian Booksellers Association. Death Writes: A Curious Notebook, a book of popular culture on a ubiquitous theme, appeared in the fall of 1997. Death Writes has been called “An insightful avant-Goth perspective – the world according to Death.” As a freelance writer, she has contributed to newspapers, magazines and journals. Since participating in the Radio Drama Program at the Banff Centre, Quaife has had a radio play produced by CKUA. As well, she was selected a PetroCanada Stage One playwright by LunchBox Theatre. Recently, Quaife contributed pieces of fiction to the magazine AlbertaViews, and to the Banff Centre Press anthology, Intersections: Fiction and Poetry from the Banff Centre for the Arts. Quaife’s latest novel, Polar Circus, is a thriller and appears under the name D.A. Barry. Polar Circus was short-listed for the Writers Guild of Alberta, Georges Bugnet Novel Award.
In addition, Darlene Quaife is a founding director of WordFest: The Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival, and a Past President of the Writers Guild of Alberta.
Ms. Quaife has 25 years of experience as a writer, editor, mentor and writing instructor at The University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, Drumheller Penitentiary and as an Electronic Writer In Residence to Canadian High Schools.
Darlene Quaife has a B.A.(Honours) in English and a M.A. in English, specializing in Creative Writing

Short Bio: Darlene Barry Quaife

Darlene Barry Quaife’s novel Bone Bird won a Commonwealth Writers Prize. Her novel Days & Nights on the Amazon was voted A Book for Everybody by the Canadian Booksellers Association. Death Writes: A Curious Notebook, a book of popular culture on a ubiquitous theme, has been called “An insightful avant-Goth perspective – the world according to Death.” Quaife’s latest novel, Polar Circus, is an eco-thriller. As a freelance writer, she has contributed to newspapers, magazines and journals.

Bio: Darlene Barry Quaife, Writer & Teacher

Darlene Barry Quaife’s novel Bone Bird won a Commonwealth Writers Prize. Her novel Days & Nights on the Amazon was voted A Book for Everybody by the Canadian Booksellers Association. Death Writes: A Curious Notebook, Quaife’s book of popular culture on a ubiquitous theme, has been called “An insightful avant-Goth perspective – the world according to Death.” As a freelance writer, she has contributed to newspapers, magazines and journals. Since participating in the Radio Drama Program at the Banff Centre, Quaife has had a radio play produced by CKUA. As well, she was selected a PetroCanada Stage One playwright by LunchBox Theatre. Recently, Quaife contributed pieces of fiction to the magazine AlbertaViews, and to the Banff Centre Press anthology, Intersections: Fiction and Poetry from the Banff Centre for the Arts. Quaife’s latest novel, Polar Circus, is a thriller and appears under the name D.A. Barry. Polar Circus was short-listed for the Writers Guild of Alberta, Georges Bugnet Novel Award.
In addition, Darlene Quaife is a founding director of WordFest: The Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival, and a Past President of the Writers Guild of Alberta.
Ms. Quaife has 25 years of experience as a writer, editor, mentor and writing instructor at The University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, Drumheller Penitentiary and as an Electronic Writer In Residence to Canadian High Schools.

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