Jonathan Auxier

Jonathan Auxier is a Canadian-American writer of YA literature.
Jonathan Auxier is the author of the children's book Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard. (Jonathan Auxier)

Jonathan Auxier is a Vancouver-born author of YA fiction. Based in Pittsburgh, Auxier won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award in 2015 — the biggest prize in Canadian children's literature — for the YA book The Night Gardener. His other books for middle-grade readers include Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard and Sweep.

Sweep won the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — text. Auxier wrote an original short story called Vanishing Point for the special CBC Books series Borders.

Books by Jonathan Auxier


Winners of the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards address our challenge to create an original piece of writing on the theme of borders. In forms ranging from poetry to fiction and personal essay, they reflect on the idea of divisions, and on the other side, reconciliations. They'll talk about their work, read from it, and give their views on the way borders, boundaries and limits - real and imagined, psychological and political - are at work in our world and lives now. Presented by IDEAS and CBC Books, with the Canada Council for the Arts. 53:59
The finalist discusses his YA book The Night Gardner. 1:00


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