• Biography

    Valerie Compton is the author of the novel Tide Road, a finalist for the 2012 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Her short fiction has been published in literary journals across Canada and shortlisted for the CBC Literary Award. Her non-fiction articles and book reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Gourmet and elsewhere. Valerie has been leading writing workshops and mentoring writers since 2005.   

    Publications
    • Tide Road. Goose Lane Editions (2011). ISBN: 9780864926357

    • "Finding Home." The New Quarterly 96 (2005): 160-169.

    • "Brighid." echolocation 3 (2005): 18-24.

    • "Pippy's Bitter." The Antigonish Review 139 (2004): 23-32.

    • "Sound Advice." The Dalhousie Review 83:2 (2003): 273-281.

    • "Words from a Book." The Malahat Review 140 (2002): 43-49.

    • "Natural Leavening." Grain 29:1 (2001): 55-62.

    Awards
    • Winner for "Bluebird People." Island Literary Awards. 2006.

    • Shortlist for "Lolly." CBC Literary Awards. 2004.

    • Finalist for "Brighid" and "Light Vessel Lost." Island Literary Awards. 2004.