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. Their memoir was one of the UK Guardian’s Best Books of the Year and a Sunday Times bestseller. They are the two-time winner of Canada’s CBC Literary Award for fiction (2003/2014). They’ve had a notable in BASS and BAE (2016) and have appeared in The Journey Prize, Best Canadian Short Stories and Best Canadian Poetry. Their work has also appeared in publications such as Salon, The Rumpus, The Missouri Review and the NY Times. It is upcoming at The Sun. They have 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. They are on the Equity Task Force of The Writer’s Union of Canada. They mentor new queer writers and serve on literature juries. They are working on novels called SNOW and THE GREY CLOSET and recently finished their new collection of short fiction called GIRL CHICKEN and a collection of flash fiction called SOON I WILL BE DEAD.

They have been a judge for publishing grants, the BC Book Prizes, the Alberta Book Prize, QWF, The Writer’s Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award, and many more, and a writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House.

They are represented by Carolyn Forde at Westwood Creative in Toronto.

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

A queer activist, they were one of Canada’s litigants in the same-sex marriage case. They are also known for speaking out on disability rights and against violence towards women. They live in Vancouver.

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