Carol Matas is the acclaimed
author of 45 books for children and young adults. She writes in
all genres, from historical fiction to fantasy, sci-fi to
contemporary. Her best-selling work, which includes three award-winning
series, have won over 100
awards and have been published
all over the world in more than 15 languages. She has adapted some
of her books into plays and has had productions in Tel Aviv, Montreal,
Toronto and Winnipeg.
Carol lives in Winnipeg, Canada, with her husband
Per K. Brask, a poet
and dramaturge. His most recent poetry collections,
A Spectator and Above Palm Canyon were published by
In fall of 2013, Fictive Press published Carol's first
non-fiction book for children and their families.
When I Die,
a meditation on the circle of life, is sure to provide comfort to readers of all ages.
Carol's 45th book, Tucson Jo,
an historical novel for middle grades and a 2014 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK
AWARDS FINALIST in the Children's and Young Adult Literature Category, was launched on October 1, 2014, at
McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg, Canada, in a dual launch with
Foundational Thoughts in Judaism, edited and translated by
Per Brask. Tucson Jo
was chosen for inclusion in the Spring 2015 edition of Best Books for
Kids & Teens (BBKT) published by the Canadian Children's Book Centre
and a 2015 McNally Robinson Book for Young People Awards Finalist.
Am I?, a sci-fi thriller for middle grades, was published in
the fall of 2016.