Authors Index

  • Hahnel, Lori

    Descended from a long line of music lovers, Lori Hahnel is the author of three previous fiction collections including Nothing Sacred (Thistledown, 2009), which was shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Award for fiction. Her writing has been published across North America and in the U.K.; her credits include CBC Radio, The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, and Room. During the early days of Calgary's punk scene, Hahnel was a founding member of The Virgins, a power-pop punk group that carved its place in Calgary rock history as the city's first all-female band. Hahnel lives in Calgary where she teaches creative writing.

  • Hale, Amanda

    Amanda Hale is an award-winning writer who has published three novels, two poetry chapbooks, and now her second collection of linked fictions set in the Cuban town of Baracoa. She is currently collaborating as librettist on Pomegranate — an opera set in ancient Pompeii. A fourth novel, Mad Hatter, is forthcoming. Hale is an established writer with reader followings on the west coast where she lives and Toronto where she teaches. Her previous books have been well-reviewed and have sold beyond the literary market into schools. She has sold rights of her work into Spain and South America.

  • Hamon, Tracy

    Tracy Hamon was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. She holds an MA in English from the University of Regina. Her first book of poetry This Is Not Eden was released in April 2005 and was a finalist for two Saskatchewan Book Awards. Portions of her latest collection Interruptions in Glass won the 2005 City of Regina Writing Award, and was also shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2010. Most recently she was long-listed for the 2012 CBC Poetry Award.

  • Hart, Mix

    Mix Hart writes novels, the Peter-Not Pizzaface junior fiction series, picture books, and freelance articles, and is a blogger at Musings . . . by Mix Hart. Hart has lived all across Canada from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts including the Yukon as well as in the United Kingdom. She currently resides in Kelowna, British Columbia, where she and her husband are parents to three daughters and two dogs. Queen of the Godforsaken is her first young adult novel.

  • Hayes, Derek

    Derek Hayes has been writing professionally for ten years. He lives in Toronto, ON.

  • Heinrichs, Linnea

    Born on Vancouver Island, Linnea Heinrichs now lives with her husband and two children on a small hobby farm in northern B.C. This is her debut novel.

  • Hendrickson, Raye

    Working as a massage therapist allows Raye Hendrickson to inhabit the inner workings of our bodies, and her poetry affords the opportunity to explore the challenges of our mind and spirit. Celebrating her home terrain of Saskatchewan, Hendrickson says the prairies allow her to breathe and feel a genuine sense of place. "I love my work as a massage therapist, and I love the work of poetry." She lives and writes in Regina, Treaty 4 Territory. Her work has been published in Spring, The Society, and the anthology line dance.

  • Henighan, Stephen

    Stephen Henighan is the author of three previous novels, including The Streets of Winter, and the short story collections, North of Tourism and A Grave in the Air. His book on literary criticism, When Words Deny the World was widely read and reviewed. He has more than 45 short story publications in magazines and anthologies in Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Europe. Henighan writes an influential column on culture for Geist magazine. His journalism has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Times Literary Supplement, The Walrus, Toronto Life, Guernica, The Quarterly Conversation and The Literary Review of Canada. He has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, the Canada Prize in the Humanities, McNally-Robinson’s Fiction Prize, National Magazine Award, and Western Magazine Award. He lives in Guelph, Ontario, where he teaches Spanish-American literature at the University of Guelph.

  • Hicks, John V.

    John V. Hicks was born in London, England and emigrated to Canada as a child. His family settled in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan where he continued to live until his death in 1999. Hicks wrote for many years while working in the civil service and during that time his poetry and prose appeared in many of the best literary publications in North America. Hicks earned wide critical acclaim, and was called "one of the best poets writing in North America." In 1987 he earned an Honorary Doctorate in Literature from the University of Saskatchewan, and in 1992 he received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit for his longtime contribution to the arts and his community. During his career John published nine books of poetry, including Rootless Tree (Thistledown, 1985), and Sticks and Strings: Selected and New Poems (Thistledown, 1988), and a non-fiction book, Side Glances: Notes on the Writers Craft (Thistledown, 1988). His first book of poetry, Now Is a Far Country, was published by Thistledown Press in 1978.

  • Hobsbawn-Smith, dee

    dee Hobsbawn-Smith grew up in a gypsy Air Force family. Her award-winning poetry, essays, fiction, and journalism have appeared in Canadian, American, and International literary journals, books, newspapers, magazines, and anthologies including The Malahat Review, Gastronomica, and Western Living. Her first book of poetry, Wildness Rushing In, was published by Hagios Press in 2014. She recently completed her M.F.A. in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan, and she is an alumna of the Sage Hill Writing Experience. What Can't Be Undone is her first collection of short stories. Hobsbawn-Smith lives west of Saskatoon.

  • Holdstock, Pauline

    Pauline Holdstock was born in England and now lives on Vancouver Island. She is the author of such acclaimed works as Beyond Measure (Cormorant Books) and The Turning (New Star Books). Her books have been published in the UK and Germany, as well as in the US, and her essays and reviews have appeared in many national newspapers and literary journals. Mortal Distractions is her highly anticipated collection of essays and her seventh book. About Beyond Measure: "[Beyond Measure] can sit comfortably on any bookshelf alongside work by writers like A. S. Byatt and Jane Urquhart." — The Vancouver Sun

  • Holmström, Britt

    Britt Holmström was born in Malmö, Sweden, and came to Canada in 1970. She is the author of three novels: The Man Next Door (1998) and The Wrong Madonna (2002) won Saskatchewan Book Awards, and Claudia (2008) was a finalist. She lives in Regina, SK.

  • Hossack, Darcie Friesen

    Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her story "Littrle Lamb" was nominated for the 2008 Journey Prize. She lives in Kelowna, BC.

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