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Sheldon Goldfarb

Sheldon Goldfarb (born 24 March 1953 in Montreal, Quebecmarker) is a Canadianmarker author and independent scholar who grew up in Montrealmarker and attended McGill Universitymarker, where he worked for the McGill Daily student newspaper and obtained a bachelor of arts degree in history in 1975.


After a year studying at the University of Manchestermarker in Englandmarker, Goldfarb returned to Canadamarker and worked briefly in the publishing industry in Torontomarker before returning to academia, obtaining graduate degrees in English from the University of Manitobamarker (1985) and the University of British Columbiamarker (1992).

In the academic world, he specialized in Victorian literature, especially the works of the novelist William Makepeace Thackeray, on whom he published two books. In the mid-1990s he left the UBC English Department to take a degree in archival studies, which led to a position running the archives at the University of British Columbia Alma Mater Society. His first novel Remember, Remember a murder mystery for young adults set in Victorian Manchestermarker, was first published by The UKA Press in 2005 and re-released in 2007.

Besides his mystery writing, Goldfarb also works as freelance writer for newspapers and encyclopedias.


William Makepeace Thackeray: An Annotated Bibliography, 1976-1987

ISBN 9780824012120

Published by Garland Publishing (1989)

Catherine[724248]: a Story (scholarly edition of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel]

ISBN 978-0472110414

Published by University of Michigan Press (1999)

Remember, Remember

ISBN 9781905796083

Shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award 2006: Juvenile Category

Published by The UKA Press (2007)



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