- 1970-2014 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
52 boxes (7.2 metres)
Name of creator
Michelle Berry is the author of three books of short stories, How to Get There from Here (1997), Margaret Lives in the Basement (1998), and I Still Don’t Even Know You (which won the 2011 Mary Scorer Award for Best Book Published by a Manitoba Publisher and was shortlisted for the ReLit Award, 2011), as well as five novels, What We All Want (2001), Blur (2002), Blind Crescent (2005) and This Book Will Not Save Your Life (which won the 2010 Colophon Award and was longlisted for the ReLit Award, 2011), and Interference (2014). Her writing has been optioned for film and published in the U.K. She is also co-editor with Natalee Caple of The Notebooks: Interviews and New Fiction from Contemporary Writers (2002), and has collaborated on an art book with Winnipeg artist Andrew Valko called Postcard Fictions (2001). Michelle taught creative writing at Ryerson University, Humber College and Trent University, was on the board of PEN Canada and the authors’ committee of the Writer’s Trust and served as Second Vice-Chair of The Writer’s Union. Michelle is a contributing reviewer for The Globe and Mail, with over 50 reviews published. She presently teaches online for The University of Toronto, in class at Trent University, and is a mentor at Humber College. She lives in Peterborough, Ontario where she currently runs her own bookstore, Hunter Street Books.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Michelle Berry, 2016.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This first accession of Michelle Berry’s papers contains manuscript drafts of novels and books of short stories; early writing drafts; reviews written by Michelle Berry for the Globe and Mail, as well as reviews of her work; correspondence, and other material related to her life and work.
- Manuscripts and other writing
- Professional files
- Personal and miscellaneous files
- Early writing
- Other files
- Restricted files
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Some restrictions on access.
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