Shauna Singh Baldwin

Shauna Singh Baldwin’s first novel, What the Body Remembers, was published in 1999 by Knopf Canada, Transworld UK, and Doubleday USA. It received the 2000 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best Book (Canada-Caribbean region) and has been translated into fourteen languages. Her second novel The Tiger Claw was a finalist for Canada’s Giller Prize 2004 and has been optioned for film. Shauna is the author of English Lessons and Other Stories and coauthor of A Foreign Visitor’s Survival Guide to America. Her latest novel, The Selector of Souls, was published by Knopf Canada, Simon & Schuster UK and India and in Turkey, and received the Anne Powers Fiction Book Award. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband and is at work on her next book.

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The Selector of Souls (Knopf, September 2012)
The Tiger Claw
optioned for film by Industry Pictures (Knopf Canada, Sept 2004, Penguin India 2005, De Geus, Holland 2005) Shortlist, Giller Prize, 2004 Shortlist
What the Body Remembers (Nan Talese/Doubleday U.S.A.; Knopf Canada – 12th printing; Transworld, UK; Editions du Seuil, France; Bertelsmann, Germany; Psichogios, Greece; Editorial Anagrama, Spain; Keter, Israel; Uitgeverij De Geus, Holland; Mondadori Editore, Italy; Prószynski I Ska, Poland; Enciclopedia Catalana, Spain; Epsilon Yayincilik, Turkey; Prosoretz Publications Bulgaria 1999-2006; Goose Lane Between the Covers Audio 2000, Sirius Satellite Radio, 2008) Commonwealth Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean), 2000
Longlist, Orange Prize, 1999
Editor’s Choice, Village Voice Literary Supplement 1999
Outstanding Achievement Literary Award, Wisconsin Library Journal

Agent: Samantha Haywood