NEWS: Carole’s latest essay “Land’s End” published in Antigonish Review, vol 51 #204 (2021)
NEWS: THE TENDER BIRDS wins The Miramichi Reader’s 2020 “Very Best” award for fiction (Gold Medal)! Read the 5-star review!
NEWS! THE TENDER BIRDS wins Independent Publishers’ Award (IPPY) 2020 Silver Medal for Literary Fiction!
Good words for TENDER BIRDS:
Check out Literary Flits review: “I am glad to have discovered Carole Giangrande’s writing and am also intrigued by the way reading this novel made me feel. I don’t know if it was the pacing or something in the writing style, but on finishing The Tender Birds I realised I felt unexpectedly relaxed and almost serene. Perhaps this whole novel is a prayer?”
“Beautiful, tender and graceful…a novel of startling juxtapositions: that of healing and the vivid details of caring for raptor birds…Honestly, this is not a tale to rush through, and instead it becomes a tale to look deeply into the hidden depths, teasing out the meaning hidden behind the words. ” Svetlana’s Read and Views
Carole’s first kids’ book, DO I HAVE TO GO TO SLEEP? has just been listed in BEST BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS (Fall 2020) by the CANADIAN CHILDREN’S BOOK CENTRE. For more info, check out the Books tab and Order now!
Books by Carole Giangrande
As a writer, I’ve always been drawn to opposites. I’m passionate about language — both written and spoken — and I love both the solitude of writing and the public nature of the spoken word. Writing is a contemplative act, a lifelong quest for clarity, beauty and wisdom. Reading and speaking for an audience is one of the joys of my life.
— Carole Giangrande
Awards and Recognition
The Tender Birds wins 2020 Miramichi Reader’s “Very Best” Book Award for Fiction (Gold Medal).
The Tender Birds wins Independent Publishers’ Award (IPPY) 2020 Silver Medal for Literary Fiction.
Carole’s essay “Death of a Red-Tailed Hawk” nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air wins Independent Publishers’ Award (IPPY) 2018 Gold Medal for Literary Fiction.
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air shortlisted for the Mary Sarton Women’s Book Award (Contemporary Fiction).
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air winner of the 2017 Miramichi Reader “Very Best” Book Award for Fiction.
Lyric Essay Award for Goshawk, published in Eastern Iowa Review, 2016
A Gardener On The Moon won the Ken Klonsky Novella Prize from Quattro Books, 2010