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Fran Kimmel

Fran Kimmel

Fran Kimmel writes and teaches in central Alberta. After graduating from the University of Calgary with a degree in Sociology, she has held an eclectic assortment of jobs including Boys and Girls Club director, youth worker, career counsellor, proposal writer, communications coordinator, instructor, and a 10-year stint as a vice president for a national transition management firm. Fran’s plays have been produced for radio and theatre, her stories have appeared in literary journals across Canada, and her debut novel, The Shore Girl, went on to win the 2013 Alberta Readers' Choice Award. Fran's second novel, No Good Asking, was shortlisted for the 2019 ReLit and Georges Bugnet Literary Awards. 



No Good Asking. 2018, ECW Press
The Shore Girl. 2012, NeWest Press


ReLit Award Finalist for No Good Asking, 2019
Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction Finalist for No Good Asking, 2019
Alberta Readers' Choice Award for The Shore Girl, 2013
Alberta Trade Book Award Finalist for The Shore Girl , 2013
Journey Prize Nominee for Short Stories , 2009, 2011
CBC Literary Award Finalist, Short Fiction for Short Story, 2009
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