FRANCES ITANI is the bestselling author of Deafening, winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Caribbean and Canada Region) and the Drummer General’s Award for Fiction, and finalist for the prestigious 2005 IMPAC Award. She has also published five acclaimed short story collections, three poetry collections, and a children’s book. Frances Itani lives in Ottawa.

Festivals: 1997, 2003, 2007 (fall)

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