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Gil Adamson (born Gillian Adamson, 1961) is a Canadian writer. She won the Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2008 for her 2007 novel The Outlander.

Adamson's first published work was "Primitive," a volume of poetry, in 1991. She followed up with the short story collection "Help Me, Jacques Cousteau" in 1995 and a second volume of poetry, "Ashland," in 2003, as well as multiple chapbooks and a commissioned fan biography of Gillian Anderson, "Mulder, It’s Me," which she coauthored with her sister-in-law Dawn Connolly in 1998.

"The Outlander," a novel set in the Canadian West at the turn of the 20th century, was published by House of Anansi in the spring of 2007 and won the Hammett Prize that year. The novel was later selected for the 2009 ed
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The Outlander

3.73 avg rating — 9,100 ratings — published 2007 — 43 editions
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Ridgerunner

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Help Me, Jacques Cousteau

3.22 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 1995 — 12 editions
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Ashland

3.86 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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Primitive

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“Here was a man who wore his scars on the outside and held a merry heart within. How much better that was than its opposite.”
Gil Adamson, The Outlander

“I loved him right away," she said. "Almost on sight. Some things are so obvious when you look at them. And when that happens there isn't any choice.”
Gil Adamson, The Outlander

“The dwarf and the woman, lucky miscreants, outlanders, errors that should not exist but lived on anyway. (314)”
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