Claire Holden Rothman

Claire Holden Rothman

Claire Holden Rothman is the author of two story collections and the novels My October, a finalist for the the 2014 Governor General’s Award in fiction and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and The Heart Specialist, also longlisted for a Giller, and published in six countries. Her translation of Canada’s first novel, L’influence d’un livre (The Influence of a Book) by Philippe-Ignace-François Aubert de Gaspé, won the John Glassco Translation Prize. She lives in Montreal with playwright Arthur Holden.

More information about Claire Holden Rothman can be found on her website:

Author photo by Arthur Holden


 My October My October A powerful new novel about a family and a country divided by its two official cultures.
(Penguin Canada, 2014)
The Heart Specialist (Cormorant Books)


Black Tulips (Oberon Press)
Salad Days (Cormorant Books)

Agent: Samantha Haywood