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Carol Matas with a display of some of her 40 books

Carol Matas is the acclaimed author of more than 45 books for children and young adults. Carol's first book for adults, Past Crimes, was published by Fictive Press in 2020.

Carol 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 author husband Per K. Brask. Brask's three poetry collections, A Spectator, Above Palm Canyon and The Tzaddik and other poems, along with his adaptations of philosophical and ethical works by Andreas Simonsen, were published by Fictive Press.

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.

Cloning Miranda, a sci-fi thriller for middle grades, was published in the fall of 2017.


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