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Genni Gunn

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GENNI GUNN is a writer, musician and translator. Born in Trieste, she came to Canada when she was eleven. She has published novels, poetry, short fiction, and translation, as well as an opera libretto, Alternate Visions, produced by Chants Libres. Before she turned to writing full-time, Gunn toured Canada extensively with a variety of bands ( bass guitar, piano and vocals). She has a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from the University of British Columbia.

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Permanent Tourists. Signature Editions, 2020
Text Me. trans, Winnipeg, Signature Editions, 2014
Tracks:Journeys in Time and Place. Signature Editions, 2013
Solitaria (Longlisted for the Giller Prize 2011). Signature Editions, 2010
Faceless. Signature Editions, 2007
Hungers. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2002.
Tracing Iris. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 2001.
Mating in Captivity. Kingston, ON: Quarry Press, 1993.
Traveling in the Gait of a Fox. trans, ON Quarry Press, 1992
On the Road. Ottawa, ON: Quarry Press, 1991.
Thrice Upon a Time. Quarry Press, 1990
Devour Me Too. trans, MTRL Guernica Editions, 1987


Longlisted, The Scotiabank Giller Prize for Solitaria, 2011
Finalist, The Gerald Lampert Poetry Award for Mating in Captivity, 1993.
Finalist, Best First Novel Canada/Caribbean Division for The Commonwealth Prize for Thrice Upon a Time, 1991.
Finalist, The John Glassco Translation Award for Devour Me Too, 1987.
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