Andreas Schroeder

Andreas Schroeder
Rogers Communication Chair in Creative Nonfiction
Office: Buchanan E465
Office Phone: (604) 822-6564
Email: apschroederxx (at) gmail (dot) com, or
aps (at) mail (dot) ubc (dot) ca


About Andreas Schroeder

Andreas Schroeder is the author of 19 books, including works of fiction, creative nonfiction, translation, and poetry. He has won, or been shortlisted for, some 24 grants and awards, including the Governor General’s Award for nonfiction (Shaking It Rough, 1977), the Sealbooks First Novel Award (Dustship Glory, 1986), the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Best Investigative Journalism Award (1990), two Red Cedar Awards for Young-Adult Nonfiction (2005, 2007), and the Ethel Wilson Award for Fiction (Renovating Heaven, 2009).

His writings have been anthologized in 52 anthologies, 74 literary magazines and almost all of Canada’s general-interest national magazines. Some of his other works include The Late Man(short fictions), Toccata In D (docu-novella), File of Uncertainties (poetry), The Eleventh Commandment (translation) and The Mennonites: A History of their Lives in Canada (history).

From 1989 until its demise in 2002, Andreas performed regularly as the “resident crookologist” on the popular CBC Radio variety show BASIC BLACK,  producing, in the process, over 150 radio scripts, plus 3 collections of stories about famous scams, frauds and hoaxes from around the world, as well as 4 similar collections for young adults.

After leading the Writers’ Union of Canada’s crusade for public lending rights for Canadian writers from 1975 to 1985, Andreas became the founding Chair of the Public Lending Right Commission in Ottawa in 1986 – a commission on which he continued to serve until 2008.

In 2012 Andreas was invested with the Writers’ Union of Canada GRAEME GIBSON AWARD for outstanding service to Canada’s writing community – a distinction that has only been conferred on 3 previous recipients since its inception in 1991.