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Aritha van Herk

Born and grew up in central Alberta, studied at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, graduating in 1978 with an MA. Has been an editor, bush cook, and farm hand; has a continuing and passionate interest in Canada's north. Professor of creative writing and Canadian literature at the University of Calgary, where she has lived since 1983.

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Judith. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1978.
The Tent Peg. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1981.
No Fixed Address. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1986.
Places Far From Ellesmere. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College, 1990.
In Visible Ink. Edmonton, AB: NeWest, 1991.


Seal First Novel Award for Judith, 1978.
45 Below award, best 10 authors below the age of 45, 1986.
Writers' Guild of Alberta Award for Fiction for No Fixed Address, 1986.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Northern OAC WITS:
GST not applicable