Susan Glickman (born 1953) is a Canadian writer and critic. She is teacher of literature and creative writing, teaching at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto.


Glickman was formerly an English professor at the University of Toronto, where she wrote her doctoral dissertation on Shakespeare's dramaturgy. She also works as an freelance editor, primarily of academic texts.

Glickman's first novel, The Violin Lover, won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction[1] and was listed as one of the best books of 2006 by The National Post and The Picturesque & the Sublime: A Poetics of the Canadian Landscape (1998) won both the Gabrielle Roy prize for the year's best work of literary criticism and the Raymond Klibansky prize for the year's best work in the humanities. Her essays and reviews have appeared in magazines including Maisonneuve, Brick, Essays on Canadian Writing, The Journal of Canadian Poetry and The University of Toronto Quarterly among others, and her poetry has been translated into French and Greek.



  • The Violin Lover (2006)[2]
  • The Tale-Teller (2012)
  • Safe as Houses (2015)[3]


  • Complicity (1983; o.p.)
  • The Power to Move (1986; o.p.)
  • Henry Moore's Sheep and Other Poems (1990)
  • Hide & Seek (1995)
  • Running in Prospect Cemetery: New & Selected Poems (2004)
  • The Smooth Yarrow (2012)


  • The Picturesque & the Sublime: A Poetics of the Canadian Landscape (1998)


  • Bernadette and the Lunch Bunch (2008)
  • Bernadette in the Doghouse (2011)
  • Bernadette to the Rescue (2012)


  1. ^ "Book awards: Canadian Jewish Book Award". Library Thing. 
  2. ^ Glickman, Susan (4 June 2015). "Last word: Susan Glickman on frustrations with genre categorization". Quill and Quire. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Cannon, Margaret (13 November 2015). "Review: New crime fiction from Michael Connelly, David Downing, and Susan Glickman". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 16 June 2016.