Sarah Dearing is the author of two critically acclaimed novels: The Bull is not Killed and Courage My Love, recipient of the 2002 City of Toronto Book Award. In 2001, she won the Canada Council’s Joseph Stauffer Award for most promising young writer and has twice been shortlisted for the Ontario Arts Council’s K. M. Hunter Award. Born in London, Ontario, Dearing now lives in Toronto and is at work on a fourth novel.


“Sarah Dearing’s Courage My Love … so strongly depicts an angle on a place and a time, so profoundly evokes a stench and a feeling, that it creates a true literary landscape. It’s that good. Seriously. It’s a place you could paint from memory, describe in detail to police, as though you had lived there … a great read.” —The Globe and Mail

“Dearing’s writing is accomplished and evocative.” —Quill & Quire

“(Dearing) has a powerful empathy and an uncanny talent for establishing voice and character within the quick beat of a line. These are rare gifts, and signs of a future without bounds.” —The National Post

“Her characters … are rich and real.” —NOW