Matas, Carol

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Matas, Carol

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1949-

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Carol Matas was born in 1949 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Western Ontario, which she completed in 1970. She then attended the Actor’s Lab in London, England, graduating in 1972. After returning to Canada, Carol worked as a professional actor in Toronto for a number of years before she began writing. Ever the book lover, she decided to try her hand at writing during the summer of 1977, and published her first book The D.N.A. Dimension (Gage Publishing) in 1982. Since then, she has become the author of 45 books, ranging from children’s books to historical fiction to sci-fi. She is also the author of several works of fantasy in partnership with Perry Nodelman. Her works have been translated into over a dozen languages and adapted into stage productions. She is the recipient of dozens of awards, and has been featured in the New York Times Book Review as well as being nominated for the prestigious Governor General’s Award. She is well-known for her books about the Holocaust and World War II, such as Daniel’s Story (Scholastic Canada, 2018), which was commissioned by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Carol currently lives with her family in Winnipeg.

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University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

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Created by Elizabeth-Anne Johnson (May 4, 2012). Revised by Alexandra Moreau (August 2019).

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