JEHReading2015reading: Fanny Bay, BC, 2014

Jane Eaton Hamilton is the author of 9 books of cnf, fiction and poetry, including the 2016 novel WEEKEND. The Vancouver Sun called WEEKEND a “tour de force. Remarkable.” Publishers Weekly called it “propulsive.”

Jane’s books have been shortlisted for the MIND Book Award, the BC Book Prize, the VanCity Award, the Pat Lowther Award and the Ferro-Grumley Award. Her memoir was one of the UK Guardian’s Best Books of the Year and a Sunday Times bestseller. She is the two-time winner of Canada’s CBC Literary Award for fiction (2003/2014). She’s had a notable in BASS and BAE (2016) and has appeared in The Journey Prize, Best Canadian Short Stories and Best Canadian Poetry. Her work has also appeared in publications such as Salon, The Rumpus, The Missouri Review and was published recently at the NY Times. She has been the recipient of numerous Canada Council and BC Arts Council grants.

Jane edits for Many Gendered Mothers and is a frequent jury member for literature awards. She is on the Equity Task Force of The Writer’s Union of Canada. She mentors new queer writers and serves on literature juries. She is working on novels called SNOW and THE GREY CLOSET and recently finished her new collection of short fiction called GIRL CHICKEN and a collection of flash fiction called SOON I WILL BE DEAD.

She is represented by Carolyn Forde at Westwood Creative in Toronto.

A photographer and painter, Jane’s photography has hung on display at Kew Gardens, UK.

A queer activist, she was one of Canada’s litigants in the same-sex marriage case. She is also known for speaking out on disability rights and against violence towards women. She lives in Vancouver.

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L: Saskatoon, 2014; R: North by Northwest, CBC, 2014