Lori Lansens is a Canadian novelist and screenwriter.
|Notable works||South of Wawa, Rush Home Road, The Girls|
Lansens was a successful screenwriter, whose credits included the films South of Wawa, Wolf Girl and Marine Life, before publishing her first novel Rush Home Road in 2002. The novel was a shortlisted finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.
Lansens' follow-up novel, The Girls, was published in 2005. The Girls received recognition as a 2007 Best Book for Young Adults from the American Library Association. and was longlisted for the Orange Prize in 2007.
She followed up with The Wife's Tale in 2009, and The Mountain Story in 2015. In fall 2019 Lansens published her latest novel, This Little Light, an explosive story about the bombing of a Calabasas Christian school, and the rebellious young girl who is falsely accused. It deals with themes of sex and religion, which Lansens has always explored in her work.
- Judy Stoffman, "Toronto writer signs big U.S. deal ; Lori Lansens' novel tells of descendants of runaway slaves". Toronto Star, April 10, 2002.
- "Finalists named for Writers' Trust Awards". The Globe and Mail, February 12, 2003.
- Ali Riley, "Inseparable twins: Lori Lansens' Girls live life joined at the head". Calgary Herald, September 24, 2005.
- American Library Association (2007). "2007 Best Books for Young Adults". Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2011-02-03.
- Linda Rosborough, "Canadians on list for Orange Prize". Winnipeg Free Press, March 25, 2007.
- Rebecca Wigod, "Mary Gooch, overweight Everywoman; Lori Lansens' compulsive overeater is pushed into changing her life". Vancouver Sun, September 12, 2009.
- Jamie Portman, "High Anxiety; Wilderness park provides hostile setting for tale of conflict, despair and redemption". Calgary Herald, May 16, 2015.
- Sue Carter, "Lori Lansens’ The Little Light about girls growing up in Trump era". Toronto Star, August 22, 2019.
- Vit Wagner, "C-K native releases second novel". Chatham Daily News, October 4, 2005.
- Sarah Hampson, "'I've always been drawn to people on the fringes'". The Globe and Mail, August 31, 2009.