Member Profile

Elizabeth Haynes

Photo: Leslie Haynes 2008

Elizabeth was born in Edmonton, Alberta and grew up in Williams Lake and Kamloops, B.C. She has a B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and English from Western Washington University and an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Washington State University. Elizabeth has studied creative writing at the University of Victoria, University of Calgary, Banff Centre (Wired Writing Studio) and University of British Columbia (Booming Ground). Elizabeth currently lives in Calgary.
Her first novel, Speak Mandarin not Dialect (Thistledown Press, 1999) was nominated for an Alberta Book Award. She has recently completed a novel, The Errant Husband, set in Canada and Cuba, and is working on a collection of travel writing called All My Sisters, and another novel, Queen of Persia.

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Speak Mandarin not Dialect. Thistledown Press, 1999


Banff Centre/Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Award, 2000, 2012
American Heart Association Award for fiction
Western magazine award for fiction, 1995
Nominated for James H. Gray Award for Non-fiction for Alberta Literary Awards, 2010
Short-listed Prism non-fiction award, 2011
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