About Anne

A little about me. A graduate of the Humber School of Writing, my second novel, What is Written on the Tongue (ECW Press 2022) is shortlisted for the Saskatchewan Book Awards Book of the Year and Fiction awards. It was also shorlisted for the 2022 Glengarry Book Award.

The story is set in 1945 Indonesia where I was fortunate to travel for research (my gratitude to the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Canada Council) and I received the 2018 Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts Literary Award for work on this story.

My first novel, Dollybird, received the Willa Award for Historical Fiction and was shortlisted for the Saskatchewan fiction award. I have short fiction and poetry published in Canadian literary magazines such as Grain and anthologies such as apart: a year of pandemic poetry and prose (SWG 2021), and Gush: Menstrual Manifestos For Our Time (Frontenac House, 2018).

An active leader, teacher and mentor in the Saskatchewan writing community, I have a Political Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan, am an award- winning freelance agricultural journalist and a no-awards, but damn good, farmer. Our four grown children have flown the coop and I live with my husband near Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

3 thoughts on “About Anne

  1. Hey Cuz
    Know we haven’t had much contact for the last hundred years or so but just wanted to drop a note and say I am glad your dreams are real and coming to fruition. I knew the creativity in the family went somewhere and I am glad it went to someone as deserving as you.
    You’ve come a long way from fighting over having to sit in the high chair and I wish you nothing but success and joy in the future. Maybe you’ll sign the copy of “Dollybird” I ordered the next time we meet.
    With love and regards your 1st cousin

    1. Wow Rob, so great to hear from you! I can’t believe how long ago that high chair thing actually was. Thanks so much for making contact. I’ll make a point of coming your way sometime soon and will indeed sign that book! Take care.

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