Caroline Pignat


Photo Credit: Angela Flemming

Caroline Pignat is the two-time Governor Generalʼs Literary Award winning author highly acclaimed novels, non-fiction, and poetry. Her contemporary, historical fiction, and free verse novels for young adults explore character and conflict through multiple forms and points of view. Back in high school, Caroline wrote a short story that later became her novel Greener Grass, winner the 2009 Governor General’s Literary
Award. The Gospel Truth, a novel in poetry, won her a second Governor General’s Literary Award in 2015.

Her freelance work includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and educational resources for publishers such as Pearson, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Nelson, and Novalis. Her work also appears in publications such as The Ottawa Citizen, the
Vancouver Sun, Capital Parent, Focus on the Family and Chicken Soup for the Soul and she is a regular contributor to Living Faith Kids and Living with Christ.

Caroline speaks at literary festivals, library events, in classrooms and school assemblies, and at conferences such as: MASC Young Authors, MASC Teen Authors, Carleton University’s Creative Writing Camps, SCBWI’s Art of Story, and CANSCAIP’s Packaging Your Imagination. She toured with TD Book Week and was the Keynote at Saskatoon’s Literacy for Life Conference. She is a confident and engaging speaker with over 20 years experience teaching and engaging elementary, intermediate, and high school students and inspiring authors of all ages.

Picture Book

Poetree (Red Dear Press, Spring 2018)

Fiction

Shooter (Penguin Random House Canada, Spring 2016)

Red Maple Award Winner, 2017
John Spray Mystery Award Winner, 2017
Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award, Honour Book 2018

The Gospel Truth (Red Deer Press, Fall 2014) 

Governor General’s Award Winner, 2015
CLA Young Adult Book of the Year, Honour Book, 2015

Shortlisted for:
Red Maple Award, 2016
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, 2015
Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, 2015
Ottawa Book Award, 2015
Snow Willow Awards, 2016

Unspeakable (Razorbill, Spring 2014)

Red Maple Award, Honour Book, 2015

Shortlisted for:
BC Stellar Award, 2016
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, 2015
CLA Young Adult Book of the Year, 2015

Egghead (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Fall 2007)

Red Maple Award, Honour Book, 2009

Shortlisted for:
CLA Young Adult Book of the Year, 2009
Snow Willow Award, 2009

Series Fiction

Timberwolf (Red Deer Press, 2011)

Shortlisted for:
Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award, 2013
2011 IODE Violet Downey Book Award, 2011

Canadashistory.ca recommended resource
Ontario Library Association Best Bet’s Honourable Mention

Wild Geese (Red Deer Press, 2010)

Shortlisted for:
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, 2011

Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2009 *Starred Choice*
Canadashistory.ca recommended resource

Greener Grass (Red Deer Press, 2008)

Governor General’s Award Winner, 2009

Shortlisted for:
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, 2010
CLA Children’s Book of the Year, 2009
Red Maple Award, 2010
Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award, 2010
Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2011

Non-Fiction

Regular contributor (Living Faith Kids)
R U Ready 2 Babysit? (Guideposts for Kids)
It’s Animazing! (Highlights for Children)

Poetry

A Kingly Kid (Clubhouse Jr. Magazine)
Aunt Martha’s Dinner (Clubhouse Jr. Magazine)
Bark (Highlights for Children)
What’s the Call? (Highlights for Children)
Room for Rent (Highlights for Children, April 2006)
Guideposts for Kids “The Pool” (August 2005) “Color Celebration” (December 2003) “Soccer Star” (April 2003) “Apple” (February 2003) “Acorn” and “Syrup” (January 2003)
Little to Lots (Clubhouse Jr., June 2005)
The Sweater (Weeones Magazine, April 2005)

Study Guides

Greener Grass novel by Caroline Pignat(Red Deer Press, 2008)
Egghead novel by Caroline Pignat(Red Deer Press, 2008)
Archipelago novel by David Ward(Red Deer Press, 2008)
How to Make a Wave novel by Lisa Hurst-Archer(Red Deer Press, 2008)
Dooley Takes the Fall novel by Norah McClintock(Red Deer Press, 2008)

Short Fiction

An Auspicious Day short story in textbook (McGraw Hill Ryerson)
Looth Tooth (www.StorySomething.com)
In the Presence of the Lord Family Devotions for AdventBooklet
(Creative Communications)
The Perfect Hostess (Clubhouse Magazine)
Poppy’s Jalopy (Highlights for Children)
A Circle of Love Family Devotions for AdventBooklet
(Creative Communications, November 2006)

Agent: Marie Campell