The Gold

Carpenter's latest novel will be published by Coteau Books this spring.  

The Gold is the tale of an Englishman who emigrates to Canada to prospect up north for gold in the 1930s.  He encounters his greatest success and greatest perils around Yellowknife.  

The Gold is an adventurous yarn and a serious, touching novel all in one.  Look for Carpenter to visit your area this March or May.


The Education of Augie Merasty

Carpenter spent 12 years attempting to assemble the story of Augie Merasty, an old Cree trapper from Northern Saskatchewan. Augie kept disappearing on him, but finally they got it done.

It was published by Bruce Walsh (U of R Press) in 2015.

What followed was completely unexpected.

1) The book was the lead story in the Saturday Globe & Mail (Mark Medley's column).

2) It was then featured on The Current (CBC Radio) by Anna Maria Tremonte and on Shelagh Rogers's The Last Chapter.

3) It was reviewed widely across the country.

4) It placed 4th on The National Posts's annual "99 Best Books of the Year," edging out Salman Rushdie.

5) David Carpenter was cited in Heather Mallick's honour list, "Canda's Best People."

6) Carpenter won the prestigious Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence.

7) Carpenter and Merasty appeared on Oprah Winnfry's show and sang 'O Canada.' [Just kidding.]

8) The Education of Augie Merasty has been nominated for 3 Saskatchewan Book Awards (Regina, April 30th).

9) It won the coveted BURT Award in Ottawa for Indigenous cullture.

10) Carpenter won the Prime of Life Achievement Award (University of Saskatchewan).

(Best-of-All) Augie's family in P. A. have gotten him off the street and into a very nice care facility. Augie has not looked so lively in a decade! He just turned 86.


David Carpenter Niceman Cometh


Upcoming Events


Spring 2017- One Book, One Province

Carpenter was recently presented with the One Book, One Province award by the Saskatchewan Library Association.  

This means that all the libraries in the province will be featuring The Education of Augie Merasty for their readers this year.  It also means that Carpenter will be sent on the road to do readings from his book during the month of March.  


Dave's schedule for the One Book, One Province tour: March, 2017

1) Regina, U of R, FNU Campus, 1 First Nations Way: March 2, 7:00 pm

2) Estevan Public Library, 701 Souris Avenue: March 3

3) Prince Albert, Sask Polytechnic Gym: March 8, ll:00 to 1:00 pm

4) Meadow Lake Public Library: March 8, 7:00 or 7:30

5) Shaunavon, Gr. Coteau Cultural & Heritage Centre, 440 Centre Street: March 18, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

6) Maple Creek, Jasper Centre, 311 Jasper Street: March 19

7) Swift Current, Sw. Current Place, 411 Herbert Street East: March 20, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

8) Moose Jaw, MJ Public Library: March 21

9) Any other presentations from Feb 28 to the end of March are not open to the public.  Rock on, booklovers.





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