Works by Harry Thurston

Posted on: November 11th, 2011 by


  • The Deer Yard; Harry Thurston and Allan Cooper. Gaspereau Press, 2012.
  • Silver Ghost: An Homage to the Atlantic Salmon Rivers of Eastern Canada. Photographs by Thaddeus Holownia; text by Harry Thurston. Anchorage Press, 2008. ISBN: N/A.
  • Broken Vessel: Thirty-five Days in the Desert. Gaspereau Press, 2007. ISBN 9781554470341
  • A Ship Portrait, a novella-in-verse. Gaspereau Press, 2005. ISBN 155447-006-4.
  • The Sea’s Voice: An Anthology of Atlantic Canadian Nature Writing. (Editor) Nimbus Publishing, 2005. ISBN 1-55109-547-5.
  • Island of the Blessed. Doubleday, 2003. ISBN 0-385-25969-7.
  • A Place Between the Tides: A Naturalist’s Reflections on the Salt Marsh. Greystone Books, 2004. ISBN 1-55365-035-2.
  • If Men Lived On Earth. Gaspereau Press, 2000. ISBN 1-894031-22-9.
  • The Nature of Shorebirds, Nomads of the Wetlands. Greystone, 1996
  • Dawning of the Dinosaurs. Nimbus Publishing and The Nova Scotia Museum, 1994. ISBN 1-55109-100-3.
  • Against Darkness and Storm: Lighthouses of the Northeast with photography by Wayne Barrett. Halifax, Nimbus Publishing, 1993.
  • Tidal Life: a Natural History of the Bay of Fundy. Camden East, Camden House Publishing, 1990.
  • Atlantic Outposts. Halifax, Pottersfield Press, 1990. ISBN 0-919001-63-7.
  • National Geographic: NFLD the Enduring Rock. National Geographic Society, 1986.
  • Clouds Flying Before the Eye. Fredericton, Fiddlehead Poetry Books/Goose Lane Editions, 1985.
  • Barefaced Stone. Fredericton, Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1980.


  • Finalist, Atlantic Poetry Prize; ‘A Ship Portrait’
  • Winner of the 2005 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award (U.S.); ‘A Place Between the Tides’
  • Shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction); ‘If Men Lived on Earth’
  • Winner 1997 Richardson Prize; ‘The Nature of Shorebirds’
  • Winner of the 1991 Evelyn Richardson Memorial Literary Award, the 1991 City of Dartmouth Book Award, and the 1991 Atlantic Provinces Booksellers Choice Award; ‘Tidal Life’
  • Finalist in the 1991 City of Dartmouth Book Award; ‘Atlantic Outposts’


2 Responses to Works by Harry Thurston

  1. Rachel Cooper had this to say about that:

    I’ve just finished reading The Atlantic Coast. The book is brilliant – well written, enlightening, beautiful. Thank you. When I look out my window at the Minas Basin, I see it differently now.

  2. Caithleen had this to say about that:

    We enjoyed the Gallery and all the artists of Artist Marsh Walk 2013
    Just this morning now back from the walk here in my cozy city flat I open “If men Lived on Earth” and Im glued to the sentiment of a Naturalist for over and hour! Thankyou Also enjoying the new book and journal.Warm regards from Halifax Caite

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