Greer, Darren


Darren Greer grew up in several towns in Nova Scotia, including Greenfield and Liverpool. He studied literature at the University of King¹s College, Halifax, as well as Carleton University, Ottawa. His first novel, Tyler’s Cape, was published in March 2001 to critical acclaim and was on the bestseller list of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald. Still Life with June was nominated for the Pearson Readers’ Choice Award at The Word On The Street, Toronto, in 2003 and is the Winner of the 2004 ReLit Award.

Books by the Author

Advocate - ISBN 9781770864719 | 5.5″ x 8.5″ | TPB | $22.95 Category: Literary Novels   Find   Synopsis When Jacob is called back to Advocate, he is not only returning home again, something he knows he cannot really do; he is going to face his dying grandmother and the people of the town who turned on […]
Just Beneath My Skin - Darren Greer
ISBN 9781770862555 | 5.25" x 8" | TPB | $21

Selected for One Book Nova Scotia 2015
Winner of the 2015 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award (East Coast Literary Awards)
Shortlisted for the 2015 Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Atlantic Book Awards)
Shortlisted for the 2015 ReLit Award

Jake MacNeil returns to the town of his birth to to take his son to a better life. But when a dangerous figure from the past becomes hell-bent on dragging the new Jake “back down where he belongs”, three generations of MacNeil men must come together to pay the full price of hope. (read more)
Still Life With June - Darren Greer
ISBN 9781897151518 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $20

Winner of the 2004 ReLit Award
Shortlisted for the 2003 Pearson Canada Readers' Choice Book Award
Finalist for the 2006 Ferro-Grumley Award
NOW Magazine Top 10 for 2003

When a patient at the Salvation Army Treatment Centre hangs himself, part-time worker and full-time writer Cameron Dodds sees an opportunity for a story and, while researching the patient's past, forms a relationship his sister June, a woman with Downs syndrome. (read more)
Strange Ghosts - Darren Greer
ISBN 9781896951638 | 5.125" x 7.625" | TPB | $24.95

From baseball to Picasso, Oscar Wilde to Tennessee Williams, post-modernism to American foreign policy, these essays are an appealing mixture of polemic, politics, memoir, travelogue, and literary theory. (read more)
Tyler’s Cape - Darren Greer
ISBN 9781896951454 | 5.5" x 8.5" | TPB | $19.95

When Luke Conrad's aging mother breaks her hip he must return to the Nova Scotian fishing village of Tyler's Cape for one summer to take care of her. There, as he starts to remember the childhood he has worked so hard to forget, Luke unearths a secret from his mother's past. (read more)