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Posted: Tuesday March 23, 2010
Audrey Thomas

Audrey Thomas is the author of Latakia (1979), Mrs. Blood (1992), Real Mothers (1981) and Songs My Mother Taught Me (1993), all published by Talonbooks. She is a two-time winner of the BC Book Prize for Fiction. Thomas was born in upstate New York and now lives and works on Galiano Island, B.C. In 2008, Thomas was made a member of the Order of Canada.

LATEST Audrey Thomas NEWS

September 2014 : City of Victoria Book Prize Shortlist Announced

February 2014 : This Weekend! The Galiano Island Literary Festival


Mrs. Blood

Mrs. Blood wears her nerve ends outside her skin like an updated Katherine Mansfield heroine—and she responds intensely to her external environment and to her subconscious. The effect is to create a vivid impression of a personality in crisis…A spectacular tour de force, this.
— _ New York Times Book Review


Real Mothers

These stories are for…anyone who admires a writer in masterly control of her material.
Globe & Mail

Thomas demands more of her readers than most writers, but the rewards are much greater too.
— Books in Canada_



An evocative fictional voice that is one of the most powerful in Canadian fiction.
Vancouver Sun

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