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Pearl Luke

Agent: Denise Bukowski
Salt Spring Is., British Columbia, Canada

Born in Peace River, Alberta, I moved to BC in 2001 and currently live on Salt Spring Island, the largest of the gulf islands. I am the author of two novels, Madame Zee (2006) and Burning Ground (2000). Madame Zee was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and was a book club pick for Chatelaine, Flare, and CanadianLiving magazines.

Burning Ground was a Globe and Mail notable book of the year. It won the 2001 Commonwealth Prize for Best First Novel in the Canada/Caribbean region and was short-listed for three other awards. In 2000, I was writer-in-residence in Taiwan. Currently I teach advanced writing for DeVry University Online and mentor writers from around the world through my website

Interests: I enjoy traveling and combine writing with travel when possible. Iíve visited numerous parts of the globe and on an extended vacation in Mexico, I fell in love with San Miguel de Allende, which led to me taking a position as instructor at Instituto Tecnol

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Burning Ground
  • Madame Zee