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Camilla’s latest book, published August 2015, is a memoir called This is Happy.

Camilla’s latest novel, The Beauty of Humanity Movement, was published in Canada in 2010, and the US and UK in 2011.

Camilla’s last novel, Sweetness in the Belly, was shortlisted for the 2005 Giller Prize, won the 2005 Trillium Award and was longlisted for the 2007 Dublin IMPAC Literary Award.

Foreign editions are available in the US, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, France, Serbia, Indonesia and Israel.

In 2006, Camilla edited The Penguin Book of Memoir.

Her second novel, The Petty Details of So-and-so’s Life, was first published by Doubleday Canada in August 2002. The book was a national bestseller and was selected by the Globe and Mail as one of the “Best Books of the Year.”

Foreign editions of Petty are available in the UK/Australia and New Zealand, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Greece and Hungary.

Camilla’s debut novel, Mouthing the Words, was first published by Pedlar Press in September 1999. Both the Globe and Mail and Now Magazine, selected Mouthing as one of the “Best Books of the Year.” In 2000, Camilla was awarded the City of Toronto Book Award for this novel, an award with a distinguished list of previous recipients including Margaret Atwood, Anne Michaels, and Michael Ondaatje. In 2001 she was named to the “Orange Futures List” – a list of 21 young writers to watch compiled by the jury of the prestigious Orange Prize.

Foreign editions of Mouthing the Words are available in the US, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Japan, Germany, France, Portugal, Poland, Israel and Thailand.

short stories

Camilla’s short story, “Where We Gather at Night,” published in Maisonneuve Magazine’s summer 2007 issue has been nominated for a 2008 National Magazine Award.

Her short story “Between Wars,” was the 2001 winner of theCBC Canadian Literary Award for short fiction.

Her short fiction has appeared in literary journals, magazines and newspapers including:

and the anthologies:

“Essays, articles and reviewsCamilla’s essay And Nanny Makes Three,” published in Toronto Life was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2012. Her essays, articles and reviews have appeared in:

  • The Guardian (UK)
  • Toronto Life
  • Canadian Living
  • Reader’s Digest
  • The Globe and Mail
  • The National Post
  • Toronto Life
  • Elle Magazine
  • Brick
  • Event
  • The Lazy Writer
  • Write Magazine
  • Quill and Quire
  • Eye Magazine
  • Academic Matters
  • Verve Magazine (India)
  • Quill (Malaysia)

The academic journals: and the anthologies: