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Claire Holden Rothman

Claire Holden Rothman
BornMontreal, Quebec, Canada
OccupationNovelist, short stories, translator
Years active2000s-present
Notable worksThe Heart Specialist, My October
SpouseArthur Holden

Claire Holden Rothman is a Canadian novelist, short story writer, and translator.[1]

Personal life

Holden Rothman resides in Montreal, Quebec with actor and writer Arthur Holden.[1]


  • Salad Days (1990, short stories)
  • Black Tulips (1999, short stories)
  • The Heart Specialist (2009, novel)
  • My October (2014, novel)
  • Lear's Shadow (2018, novel)


Year Award Book Result Ref.
1994 John Glassco Translation Prize The Influence of a Book Winner [2]
2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize The Heart Specialist Longlist [3]
2014 My October Longlist [4]
Governor General's Award for English-language fiction Shortlist [5]
2017 QWF Cole Foundation Translation Prize Sun of a Distant Land / Soleil Shortlist [6]
2018 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature Lear's Shadow Winner [7]


  1. ^ a b "The revolution comes home" Archived 2018-11-25 at the Wayback Machine. The Gazette, August 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "Author series offers a mixed bag for book lovers" Archived 2014-10-13 at the Wayback Machine. Le Courrier de Portneuf, October 19, 2009.
  3. ^ "Margaret Atwood, Anne Michaels make Scotiabank Giller Prize long list". CP24, September 21, 2009.
  4. ^ "Giller Prize money doubles to $140,000". Toronto Star, September 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "The Governor General's Literary Awards 2014: The finalists". CBC Books, October 7, 2014.
  6. ^ "Claire Holden Rothman". QWF Literary Database of Quebec English-language Authors. Archived from the original on 2007-03-25. Retrieved 2022-01-08.
  7. ^ Balser, Erin (October 23, 2019). "Anne Michaels among winners for $10K Vine Awards for Jewish Canadian literature". CBC Books.
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