Martha Baillie

Martha Baillie was born in Toronto. After studies in Edinburgh and Paris, followed by extensive travel in Asia, Baillie returned to Toronto where she lives with her family. She is the author of four novels, and has been published in Canada, Germany and Hungary. Her poems have appeared frequently in journals such as Descant, Prairie Fire and the Antigonish Review. Her non-fiction piece, “The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach,” was published in 2007, by Brick: a literary journal.

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Author photo Mark Raynes Roberts



If Clara (Coach House Books, 2017)





The Search for Henrich Schlogel (Pedlar Press Canada, 2014)





The Incident Report (Pedlar Press Canada, 2008)
Longlist, 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Longlist, Canada Also Reads, National Post




The Shape I Gave You (Knopf Canada, 2006)
National Bestseller, Great Reads: Best of 2006 – 2008, Toronto Public Library




Madame Balashovskaya’s Apartment (Turnstone Press, Canada, 1999, Ebersbach, Germany, 2001, Kossuth, Hungary, 2002)




Agent: Samantha Haywood