Member Profile

Eve Joseph

Photo: Jasmin Elizabeth Jackson 2012

Eve Joseph was born in 1953 and grew up in North Vancouver. Her first book of poetry “The Startled Heart” was published by Oolichan Press in 2004 and nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award. Her second book “The Secret Signature of Things” came out with Brick in the spring of 2010 and was also nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award and the Butler Brother’s Book Prize. Her work has been published in a wide number of Canadian and American journals and anthologies. She was awarded the 2010 P.K. Page Founder’s Award for poetry. Her nonfiction has been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards and her essay “Intimate Strangers” was nominated for a National Magazine Award and won both the Malahat Review’s Nonfiction Award and the Western Magazine Awards “Gold” category for the B.C. and Yukon Territories. Her nonfiction exploration of death and dying, "In the Slender Margin," was published by HarperCollins in 2014 and won the Hubert Evans Nonfiction Prize. The book was named by the Globe and Mail as one of its top 100 picks for 2014. 

website: www.evejoseph.com

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Publications

The Secret Signature of Things. Brick Books, 2010
The Startled Heart. Oolichan, 2004

Awards

Dorothy Livesay Award (nomination) for The Startled Heart, 2005
Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest, 2007
Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest, 2009
P.K. Page Founder's Award for White Camellias, 2010
CBC Literary Awards shortlist nonfiction, 2010
Victoria Butler Brother's Award nominee for The Secret Signature of Things, 2010
Malahat Review Creative Nonfiction Award for Intimate Strangers, 2010
Dorothy Livesay Award nominee for The Secret Signature of Things, 2010
Western Magazine Award Gold for Intimate Strangers, 2010
National Book Award nominee nonfiction for Intimate Strangers, 2010
Creative Nonfiction Reader's Choice Award for Intimate Strangers, 2010
Acorn Plantos Award nominee for The Secret Signature of Things, 2011
Hubert Evans Nonfiction Award for In the Slender Margin, 2015
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

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