Cordelia Strube is an accomplished playwright and author of six critically acclaimed novels. Born and raised in Montreal, she trained as an actress and moved to Toronto in 1980. In the mid '80s, frustrated with the lack of good roles for women, she turned to writing plays for radio and in 1987 won the CBC Literary Competition for her play Mortal. For the next four years she turned out ten radio plays before beginning work on her debut novel, Alex & Zee (1994), which was shortlisted for the W.H. Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Her third novel, Teaching Pigs to Sing (1996), was nominated for the 1996 Governor General's Award for fiction. Blind Night is her latest novel. Strube lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.

Festivals: 2000, 2004 (fall)

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