Sharon Butala

Sharon Butala is a novelist and fiction writer. She is a three-time Governor General's Award nominee.
Sharon Butala is a Saskatchewan-based novelist and nonfiction writer. (Tali Shany)

Sharon Butala is a Saskatchewan-based novelist and nonfiction writer. She is a three-time Governor General's Literary Award nominee. She received the Marian Engel Award in 1998. In 2002, she became an officer of the Order of Canada.

She has authored several fiction and nonfiction bestsellers, including the 1994 autobiographical The Perfection of the Morning, a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award. In 2017, she was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for nonfiction for her memoir Where I Live Now. In 2018, she published the novel Zara's Dead. Her other books include Fever, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and Wild Rose.

Books by Sharon Butala


In her Close Encounter with Science, Sharon Butala's skepticism is put to the test when her sister's heart fails.


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