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Hilary Scharper

Hilary Scharper

Hilary Scharper is a Canadian novelist. Her current project is set of five (mysteriously) water-ly novels unfolding along the shores of the Great Lakes. "Perdita" (Simon& Schuster) is the first in the series.

Hilary's writing-with the Great Lakes embraces ecogothic themes. Her fiction is guided by a deep love for the natural world, especially its wildness.

She is also a professor at the University of Toronto. For 2020-2021 she was writer in residence at the Canadian Ecology Centre in Mattawa, Ontario.

hilary.scharper@gmail.com

Email:
hilary.scharper@gmail.com
City:
Toronto
Province:
Ontario
Genre:
Fiction/Non-fiction Nature writing/Multimodal Fiction and Non-fiction
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English

Publications

Perdita. 2013, Simon& Schuster Canada
Perdita. 2015, Source Books USA
Perdita (French Version). 2014, La Court Echelle
Dream Dresses. 2009, Seraphin Editions
God and Casaer at the Rio Grande: The US Sanctuary Movement. 1995, University of Minnesota Press

Awards

Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award. for God and Caesar at the Rio Grande, 1996
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

I have given a variety of talks on: nature-writing and fiction; the ecogothic genre; animals and fiction;  sentient landscapes and fiction; the role of artists in an age of climate change; co-writing/co-creating with nonhumans; and multispecies fiction.

 

Presentation Length:
40 mins-1 hour.
Genre:
Lecture/Presentation
Grades:
I have given talks to high-school and university groups, public audiences, as well as reading groups.
Audience Size:
any size
Workshop Audience Size:
any
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes