Jane Urquhart

Jane Urquhart was born in Little Long Lac, Ontario, and grew up in Toronto. She is the author of six previous novels, a collection of short fiction, four books of poetry, a biography of L.M. Montgomery for the Extraordinary Canadians series, and the editor of The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories. Her work has been translated into numerous foreign languages.

Urquhart has received the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Book Award, and the Harbourfront Festival Prize. She is a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and an Officer of the Order of Canada. She has received numerous honorary doctorates from Canadian universities, has been writer-in-residence at the University of Ottawa and at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and held the Presidential Writer-in-Residence Fellowship at the University of Toronto.

Jane Urquhart lives in Northumberland County, Ontario, and sometimes Ireland.

Festival Event:
Sanctuary Line: One on One with Jane Urquhart

September 20, 2010 @ 7:00
Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street

Previous Festivals: 1999, 2001, 2005 (Year Round), 2009 (fall)

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