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Amanda Hale


Amanda Hale is a writer, educator and visual artist, living on Hornby Island in BC. Her first novel, Sounding the Blood has been included on University reading lists in Vancouver and in Washington state, and is currently being adapted as a screenplay. The Reddening Path is set in Guatemala and Mexico, and spans from the era of Hernan Cortes to our current age of international adoption. My Sweet Curiosity travels between contemporary Toronto and Renaissance Europe, focussing on Andreas Vesalius, an early anatomist in seach of the seat of the Soul. A recent collection of short fictions set in Cuba - In the Embrace of the Alligator - has been translated into Spanish and documents the dynamic transition from Castro's Cuba to a quiet people-powered revolution.

Phone number:
250-335-1063 or 416-652-1054


Sounding the Blood. Vancouver, BC: Raincoast Books, 2001.
The Reddening Path. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Thistledown Press, 2007.
Crocodile Sugar. Toronto, Ont: Crocodile Sugar Press, 2005.
Pomegranate: a tale of remembering. Toronto, Ont.: Crocodile Sugar Press, 2007.
My Sweet Curiosity, a novel. Thistledown Press, 2009.
In the Embrace of the Alligator. Thistledown Press, 2011


Finalist, BC Relit Award for Sounding the Blood., 2002
Included in Top Ten books for 2001, NOW Magazine, Toronto. for Sounding the Blood, 2001
Longlisted, BC Relit Award for My Sweet Curiosity, 2009
"Death of Pedro Ivan" - Literary Non-Fiction Winner for Prism International, 2008
"Senora Amable Ponce" - Creative Non-Fiction Finalist for Malahat Review, 2009
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


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