Barbara Nickel

Awards

PICTURE BOOKS

A Boy Asked the Wind

NOVELS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach

The Secret Wish of Nannerl Mozart

POETRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

From the Top of a Grain Elevator

POETRY FOR ADULTS

Domain

The Gladys Elegies

News

Barbara’s creative nonfiction piece, “Seven Posts,” has just been shortlisted for The Malahat Review‘s Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. The winner will be announced this coming Friday, October 16.


Barbara’s third poetry collection, Essential Tremor, is forthcoming with Caitlin Press in Spring, 2021. It will include the corona sequence published on this website during the pandemic.


Barbara’s poem “The Milk River” is published in the Spring 2020 issue of The Fiddlehead.


Barbara’s poem “Essential Tremor” appeared in the March 2020 issue of The Walrus. Read the magazine’s online publication of this poem here.


The Mozart Girl has been selected by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre for the Fall 2019 Edition of Best Books for Kids and Teens.


Barbara’s A Boy Asked the Wind is one of 19 titles for children chosen by Reading Canada in anticipation of Canada’s upcoming Guest of Honour position at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair.


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Author Visits

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