Meet the 2024 Writers

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1:00 pm | Friday, August 16

Charlene Carr

Charlene Carr is the youngest of four children and the only girl. Living in a house full of boys taught her to fight for what she wants and to always reach higher (you have to when everyone in your family towers above you). She spent much of her childhood creating elaborate, multi-faceted storylines for her dolls and reading under the blankets with a flashlight when she was supposed to be asleep. Pursuing this lifelong obsession with stories, she studied literature at university, attaining both a BA and MA in English, including a study program at Oxford. Still craving more, she attained a degree in Journalism. A bit of a nomad, she’s lived in four countries and seven Canadian provinces. After travelling the globe and working an array of mostly writing related jobs, she decided the time had come to focus on her true love—novel writing. Charlene lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and two daughters. She is the author of eleven novels and received grants from Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts to write her most recent book, We Rip the World Apart.

Book cover: We Rip The World Apart by Charlene Carr
Charlene Carr
Photo: Charlene Carr