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Kristjana Gunnars (born March 19, 1948 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic-Canadian poet and novelist. She immigrated to Canada in 1969. [1] Her work explores, among other themes, 19th century Icelandic settler experience in Canada's prairie provinces.

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The Prowler (1989), winner of the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award

The Substance of Forgetting (1992)

Night Train to Nykobing (1998)

Short Stories

The Guest House and Other Stories (1992)

Any Day But This (2004)


One-eyed Moon Maps (1980)

Settlement Poems 1 (1980)

Settlement Poems 2 (1980)

Wake-pick Poems (1981)

The Axe's Edge (1983)

The Night Workers of Ragnorak (1985)

Exiles Among You (1996)

Carnival of Longing (1989)

Silence of the Country (2002)

Night Train to Nykøbing (2002)


Zero Hour (1991)

The Rose Garden: Reading Marcel Proust (1996)

"Stranger at the Door " (2004)


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  1. Miska, John P. (1990). Ethnic and native Canadian literature : a bibliography. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN   0802058523. OCLC   21448823. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
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