W.D. Valgardson





W.D. Valgardson



William Dempsey Valgardson (born 7 May 1939) is a Canadian novelist, short story writer, and poet. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Gimli, Manitoba, he completed his BA at United College, BEd at the University of Manitoba, and his MFA at the University of Iowa. He was a long-time professor of writing at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

His writing often focuses on cultural differences and involve irony and symbolism. His short stories involve normal people in normal situations, yet under certain circumstances, lead unusual and surprising lives.

Valgardson has won numerous awards and accolades, including the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for The Girl With the Botticelli Face (1992) and the Books in Canada First Novel Award
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Average rating: 4.05 · 104 ratings · 15 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
The Girl with the Botticell...

3.85 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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What the Bear Said: Skald T...

4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2011
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Winter Rescue

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4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1995
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Sarah and the People of San...

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4.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1996
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God Is Not a Fish Inspector

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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Thor

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3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1994
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Bloodflowers; Ten Stories

4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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Frances

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Red Dust

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Gentle Sinners

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