Robin McGrathBox 862, Station C
Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada, A0P 1C0
Robin McGrath was born in Newfoundland in 1949, one of the famous "castor oil babies" of the anti-confederate movement. She took her PhD at the University of Western Ontario, and was an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta where she specialized in Canadian, Aboriginal, and Children's Literature.
Robin is a poet, novelist, essayist, and occasional radio broadcaster. She is a member of the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador and The Writers' Union of Canada, and she serves on the Editorial Board of Them Days Magazine and the Editorial Board of Killick Press.
The author of several hundred articles, newspaper columns, and reviews, Robin's work has appeared in countries such as Finland, Denmark, Sweden, the United States, Ireland, and Inner Mongolia, as well as Canada. She has won numerous literary awards including the Henry Fuerstenberg Poetry Prize and the Geldert Medal.
Robin lives in Goose Bay, Labrador, with her husband, Judge John Joy.
PublicationsThe Birchy Maid (fiction), illustrated by Rochelle Baker.
St. Johnís, NL: Tuckamore Books, 2013.
Ed. with an Introduction. Hammered by the Waves: A Young Frenchmanís Sojourn in Newfoundland 1882-83, by Henri de la Chaume, translated by Dr. James McGrath. St. Johnís: Creative Books, 2010.
All in Together: Rhymes, Songs and Ditties of Newfoundland and Labrador
Boulder Books, 2009
The Winterhouse (novel)
Livyers World (young adult novel)
Tuckamore Books, 2007
Salt Fish and Schmattes: A History of the Jews of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1760
Creative Press, 2006
Covenant of Salt (poetry)
Killick Press, March 2005
Nursery Rhymes of Newfoundland and Labrador
Boulder Publications, 2004
Gone to the Ice (young adult novel)
Jesperson Press, 2002
Coastlines: The Poetry of Atlantic Canada
(with Anne Compton, Laurence Hutchman and Ross Leckie)
Goose Lane, 2002
Donovan's Station (novel)
Killick Press, 2002
Hoist Your Sails and Run (young adult novel)
Tuckamore Press, 1999
Escaped Domestics (poetry)
Killick Press, l998
A Heritage Guide to Torbay
Oceanside Press, 1997
A Heritage Guide to Portugal Cove - St. Philip's
Oceanside Press, 1996
Trouble and Desire (short fiction)
Killick Press, l995