Lynn Coady




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Lynn Coady

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Lynn Coady is an award-winning author, editor, and journalist. Her previous novels include Saints of Big Harbour, which was a national bestseller and a Globe and Mail Top 100 book, and Mean Boy, a Globe and Mail Top 100 book. Her popular advice column, Group Therapy, runs weekly in the Globe and Mail. Coady is originally from Cape Breton Island, NS, and is now living in Edmonton, Alberta.


Average rating: 3.55 · 3,227 ratings · 461 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
The Antagonist
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,282 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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Hellgoing: Stories
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 1,054 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Mean Boy
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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Strange Heaven
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Saints of Big Harbour
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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Play the Monster Blind
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2008
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Victory Meat: New Fiction f...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2003
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The Anansi Reader: Forty Ye...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2007
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Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee
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How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman
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The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
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Atonement by Ian McEwan
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Slow Man by J.M. Coetzee
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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
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“I,” I’ll type. And that will be enough.
Then there are the other days, when nothing is enough. The poem grins. It grins because it knows it is a terrible poem. It grins in embarrassment. It grins in pity. It grins in superiority. I may be a terrible poem, it grins, but at least I have one comfort. At least I’m not a terrible poet. At least I’m not the guy who sat in front of a typewriter for two hours coming up with the likes of me.”
Lynn Coady, Mean Boy

“And thank you for not putting it in your book.
And fuck you for not putting it in your book.”
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“Then there are the other days, when nothing is enough. The poem grins. It grins because it knows it is a terrible poem. It grins in embarrassment. It grins in pity. It grins in superiority. I may be a terrible poem, it grins, but at least I have one comfort. At least I'm not a terrible *poet*. At least I'm not the guy who sat in front of a typewriter for two hours coming up with the likes of *me*.”
Lynn Coady, Mean Boy

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CBC Books: 2011 Giller Prize - Who Will Win? 10 29 Nov 10, 2011 07:26AM  
Write Reads Podcast: Write Reads Episode #4 is now available! 1 5 Feb 11, 2013 10:17AM  
Read Across Canad...: Nova Scotia authors 5 25 Feb 16, 2013 05:01PM  
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CBC Books: 2013 Writers' Trust Fiction & Journey Prize Finalists 2 20 Sep 30, 2013 08:19AM  
CBC Books: 2013 Giller Prize Longlist 33 56 Oct 08, 2013 06:44AM  
CBC Books: 2013 Giller Prize Shortlist 9 24 Oct 08, 2013 01:23PM  
CBC Books: Location: Nova Scotia 13 55 May 07, 2014 08:41AM  
CBC Books: * 2013 - Hellgoing, by Lynn Coady 6 22 Oct 27, 2014 02:58PM  



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