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Isabel Huggan

Photo: R.D. Huggan 1998

Isabel Huggan was born in Kitchener, Ontario, in 1943. In the decade following her B.A. (U.W.O., 1965, English and Philosophy), she worked as a copy editor, teacher, and newspaper reporter. Besides writing short stories, essays and reviews, she leads creative writing workshops in Canada and abroad, and works as an editor and manuscript consultant. Since 1987 she has lived with her husband in Kenya, the Philippines and France, and is currently a mentor for the Humber School for Writers correspondence program.

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Belonging: Home Away From Home. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2003.
You Never Know. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1993.
The Elizabeth Stories. Ottawa, ON: Oberon Press, 1984.


Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for her memoir for Belonging: Home Away From Home, 2004.
Joe Savago "New Voice of the Year" Award, Quality Paperback book club, 1987.
Alan Swallow Fiction Prize for Denver Quarterly, 1987.
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