Russell Thornton (writer)

Russell Thornton is a Canadian poet. His book House Built of Rain (2003) was a shortlisted nominee for the 2004 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize[1] and the 2004 ReLit Award.[2] His collection Birds, Metals, Stones and Rain (2013) was a shortlisted nominee for the Governor General's Award for English-language poetry at the 2013 Governor General's Awards,[3] the 2014 Raymond Souster Award[4] and the 2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.[5] His collection The Hundred Lives (2014) was a shortlisted nominee for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize.[6]

Russell Thornton
BornNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
Period2000s -- present
Notable worksThe Hundred Lives (2014); Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain (2013)

He is based in North Vancouver, British Columbia.


  • 2000 The Fifth Window
  • 2002 A Tunisian Notebook
  • 2003 House Built of Rain
  • 2006 The Human Shore
  • 2013 Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain
  • 2014 The Hundred Lives
  • 2018 The Broken Face


  1. "P.K. Page first winner of top B.C. literature award". Vancouver Sun, March 25, 2004.
  2. "ReLit Awards: Poetry - Canadian Books & Authors". Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  3. "Local poet didn't know it". Winnipeg Free Press, October 3, 2013.
  4. "Local poet wins national prize". Telegraph-Journal, June 12, 2014.
  5. "Short lists for B.C. Book Prizes announced". Vancouver Sun, March 12, 2014.
  6. "Griffin Poetry Prize | 2015 Shortlist". Griffin Poetry Prize. Retrieved 2016-04-25.

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