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Susan  White
Categories: Female AuthorsAuthors of Juvenile Fiction;Authors of Young Adult LiteratureFundy Coast


Susan White was born in Moncton, New Brunswick. As a child she moved from Moncton to Saint John to Fredericton and then back to Saint John. As a teenager her family settled on the Kingston Peninsula and she stayed there, except for the years she spent in Fredericton attending St. Thomas University, where she earned her BA and BED. She married a man from the peninsula and together they raised four children while running a small family farm. Susan taught elementary school for 29 years before retiring to write full time.

How has New Brunswick influenced your work?

New Brunswick has had a major influence on my work. All three of my books have been set in New Brunswick.

What is your favourite New Brunswick book, and why?

The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason. I enjoyed the story which was based on the flooding of the Saint John River valley before the building of the Mactaquac Dam.

What do you consider to be the highlight of your career so far?

I won the Ann Connor Brimer Award for outstanding contribution to children's literature in Atlantic Canada in 2012 with my book The Year Mrs. Montague Cried.

Literary Prizes

Ann Connor Brimer Award, Nova Scotia Library Association - 2012 In recognition of: The year Mrs. Montague cried
Ontario Library Association Best Bets - 2012 In recognition of: Ten thousand truths
Young Adult/Juvenile Novel Prize, Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia’s Atlantic Writing Competition - 2010 In recognition of: Première place, Young Adult/Juvenile Novel Prize, Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia’s Atlantic Writing Competition, 2010, pour The Year Mrs. Montague Cried.

Featured Publication

The Year Mrs. Montague Cried

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