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Darlene Alice Quaife (née Barry) (born September 1, 1948 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian novelist. Her first novel, Bone Bird, won a 1990 Commonwealth Writers Prize, for Best First Book, Canada and the Caribbean.[1]

Quaife was educated at the University of Alberta, from which she received a Master of Arts degree in 1986.[2] She is a past president of the Writers' Guild of Alberta[3], and a former director and founding member of Wordfest.[4]

She lives in Priddis, Alberta.[5]

Selected bibliographyEdit

  • Bone Bird, Turnstone Press, 1989, ISBN 978-0-88801-133-6
  • Days and Nights on the Amazon, Turnstone Press, 1994, ISBN 9780888011831
  • Death Writes: A Curious Notebook - 1997; Arsenal Pulp Press, 2002, ISBN 978-1-55152-038-4
  • Polar Circus, Turnstone Press, 2001, ISBN 0-88801-253-5